Etihad Cargo and WFS ink strategic partnership

The Abu Dhabi-headquartered carrier and Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, have signed a strategic partnership agreement for cargo handling services covering 12 airports in Europe, Scandinavia, North America, India, and Asia Pacific. The agreement has a term of 3 years and will see WFS handling over 150,000 tons of cargo annually for the Gulf carrier. Strategically located at the crossroads of major global trade lanes, Etihad Cargo offers the market capacity on passenger and freighter aircraft as well as an extensive trucking network. In addition to standard air freight, Etihad Cargo flies a wide range of specialty products including live animals, DG, valuables and vulnerable cargoes, personal effects, as well as cold chain products for pharmaceuticals and perishables cargoes. 

Etihad Cargo offers customers a broad international network – courtesy EY Cargo

Thomas Schürmann, Head of Cargo Operations & Delivery at Etihad Cargo, said, “Etihad Cargo’s long-standing partnership with WFS and the addition of new stations are a direct reflection of a shared commitment to consistently delivering high-quality air cargo solutions globally. The combination of Etihad Cargo’s expertise in transporting general and specialized cargo and the capabilities of WFS give partners and customers the confidence that their air cargo needs are in the best hands, regardless of where they are in the world.” 

Mohammed Esa, Global Head, Gateway Services Key Accounts & Strategy, SATS Group responded to this by stating: “This new agreement adds more key airport stations to the important work we do for the airline, including Amsterdam, Bengaluru, Barcelona, Boston, Copenhagen, and Chicago. We value Etihad Cargo’s partnership approach and their confidence in our ability to consistently deliver the high levels of service the airline’s award-winning reputation is founded on. Being awarded responsibility for providing cargo handling services at so many major cargo airports highlights WFS’s ability to provide global network solutions to our strategic customers.”

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