WFS Awarded United Airlines Cape Town Contract

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United Airlines will partner with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as its cargo handling provider for the first-ever nonstop service by a US carrier between New York/Newark and Cape Town.

WFS in Cape Town has been awarded a three-year contract by United to serve its three-times weekly Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights, which will depart South Africa every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The new route is a seasonal service, commencing December 15, 2019 through to March 28, 2020.

The new contract follows an announcement earlier this month that WFS had become the first air cargo handling company in South Africa to be awarded Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certifications for its temperature-controlled pharma facilities, aligned to ISO9001:2015, in Johannesburg and Cape Town.