AUSTRALIAN airline Qantas has awarded an important three-year cargo handling contract to US business Worldwide Flight Services.

WFS is said to be the largest provider of ground and cargo handling services at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

As part of the deal, WFS is to handle some 3.4m kilos a year for the Australian national airline, which operates seven A380 passenger flights a week from the airport to Sydney as well as a weekly Boeing 747-400 freighter service.

According to WFS the new agreement covers ground handling services for Qantas’ passenger operations and cargo and ramp handling for its freighter flights.


WFS senior vice president Ray Jetha said the contract was a good result.

“Qantas’ decision to award us this important new contract reflects the reputation we have established as the premier service provider for leading airlines at Dallas/Fort Worth due to our operational processes, priority focus on safety and security, business transparency and technological advances,” Mr Jetha said. The WFS client base at Dallas/Fort Worth also includes AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Air China, Air France-KLM, Avianca, British Airways, Cargolux, China Airlines, Emirates Airline, Frontier Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo, Korean Air, Nippon Cargo Airlines and USPS.