Worldwide Flight Services

Passenger, Ramp and Cargo Handling Services for Airlines

Worldwide Flight Services is a global provider of Passenger, Ramp and Cargo Handling Services for Airlines.

In Ireland, Worldwide Flight Services has grown rapidly since its conception in 2005. Through a combination of organic growth, acquisitions and the development of niche opportunities, we have established ourselves as a major force in the international air cargo handling industry.

Operating at all three gateway stations in Ireland and supported by a team of more than 70 people, we serve over 35 airline customers handling over 40 thousand tonnes of cargo per annum.

We pride ourselves on delivering a consistent and reliable passenger, ramp and cargo handling services focused on meeting the needs of our airline customers.

WFS operate three state-of-the-art facilities at DUB, SNN and ORK. These are purpose built cargo facilities equipped with the most modern handling equipment available. They are all located in prime locations with excellent access to motorways and ports. Each of the premises are fully bonded and are licensed to handle all forms of cargo including general cargo, live animals, radioactive and dangerous goods, with fully trained staff to ensure that freight is handled strictly in accordance with all regulatory and carrier requirements.

As security is at the heart of our operations, we have equipped each warehouse with the most technically advanced web enabled digital CCTV systems. All movements in and out of the warehouse and reception areas are recorded and are retained for review for a minimum period of 12 months. We have also installed highly sophisticated driver identification and workflow software to ensure full conformance with all national and airline air cargo security programmes.

WFS’s forklift fleet is one of the most modern available, with a lifting capability to a maximum of 12,000kg. In the interests of the environment, almost all our forklifts are powered by electricity, which help reduce our carbon footprint.

Our stations are all equipped with the very latest weighing technology. Using floor mounted weighbridges careful checks are made throughout the entire handling process to ensure the accuracy of loading information.

Through the use of workflow software and handheld technology, we have the capability to process freight very efficiently leading to the best flight /truck turnaround times at all airports we serve.

Company Profile

  • Cargo Warehousing

    WFSI operate three state-of-the-art facilities at Dublin, Shannon and Cork. These are purpose built cargo facilities equipped with the most modern handling equipment available. They are all located in prime locations with excellent access to motorways and ports. Each of the premises is fully bonded and is licensed to handle all forms of cargo including general cargo, live animals, radioactive materials and dangerous goods, with fully trained staff to ensure that freight is handled strictly in accordance with all regulatory and carrier requirements.

    As security is at the heart of our operations, we have equipped each cargo terminal with the most technically advanced web enabled digital CCTV systems. We have also installed highly sophisticated driver identification and workflow software to ensure full conformance with all national air cargo security programmes.

    WFSI’s forklift fleet is one of the most modern available, with a lifting capability to a maximum of 12,000kg. In the interests of the environment, the majority of our forklifts are powered by electricity, which helps reduce our carbon footprint.

    Our stations are all equipped with the very latest weighing technology. Using floor mounted weighbridges careful checks are made throughout the entire handling process to ensure the accuracy of the declared weights.

    Through the use of workflow software and handheld technology, we have the capability to process freight in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Dangerous Goods

    All our staff are fully trained in Dangerous Goods Acceptance to IATA standard. Our training includes the handling, checking, storage and loading of restricted articles. We are also responsible for providing information to the relevant carriers and to the Irish Aviation Authority where appropriate.

    Safety and Security

    We take pride in adhering strictly to security regulations, safety policies and procedures. Training is provided for positions with specific responsibilities including security, dangerous goods, health & safety etc. Additionally, incentive and recognition programs are in place to reinforce a safe working environment.

  • Documentation

    We capture the information in real time from the hard copy air waybill to our operating system ABS. The system has the ability to interface with other airlines systems providing Cargo IMP messaging. We also capture export information at house air waybill level to meet the requirements of AMS / CBP.

  • Cargo Safety & Security

    Cargo Safety

    Worldwide Flight Services Ireland promotes the safety, health and welfare of all employees. Our aim is to create and maintain a safe working environment through regular risk assessments and to ensure workplace conditions, practices and procedures are in compliance with relevant legislation.

    Cargo Security

    Security at airports has been tightened significantly because of the constant threat of terrorist activity. A wide range of extra security measures have been implemented to protect the travelling public. Cargo is not exempt from these stringent measures. Controls have been put in place and are under continuous review by all of the regulatory authorities. These controls are strictly enforced by Worldwide Flight Services and are constantly audited both internally and by external agencies

  • Trucking

    Worldwide Flight Services operates a domestic Air Cargo Road Feeder Service to a published schedule, providing services between Dublin, Shannon and Cork and vice versa.

Company News

Air China Partners with WFS for Cargo and Ramp Handling in Liege

Air China has commenced a new three-year cargo and ramp handling agreement with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Liege, Belgium. The airline operates four Boeing 777 freighter flights a week to Liege from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International …

WFS Achieves ISAGO Registration for Ground Safety at its North America Headquarters

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has achieved IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registration for its headquarters in North America, confirming its compliance with aviation industry best practices and standards for ground safety. ISAGO is an …

WFS Deploys CHAMP’s Cargospot Solution Across France as its Digital Transformation in EMEAA Gathers Pace

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has completed the latest implementation stage of its digital roadmap by transitioning 15 of its air cargo handling stations in France to CHAMP’s Cargospot Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) solution. WFS signed a contract with …

WFS to Generate 100% of its Power Requirement in Denmark Through Renewable Energy 'Climate Agreement' with NRGreen

Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) cargo operations in Denmark will have the capacity to generate 100% of their power requirements through renewable energy after entering a partnership with NRGreen to create the largest solar plant in …

WFS Invests in New Offline Cargo Facility in Amsterdam to Support Growth

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest air cargo handler, is to open a new offline cargo warehouse at Amsterdam Schiphol to support its growing client base at the airport and add capacity ahead of …

WFS launches 'Our Sustainable Flight Path' to steer responsible growth

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has launched ‘Our Sustainable Flight Path’ to steer the next level of its Environmental, Social & Government (ESG) strategy and support the responsible growth of its global airport and aviation services …

Aerolineas Argentinas chooses Orbital for handling contracts in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia

Orbital Group, the leading ramp, passenger services and airport security operator in Brazil, has won handling contracts from Aerolineas Argentinas in São Paulo, Rio de Janiero and Brasilia. Orbital, which is majority owned by Worldwide Flight …

Vietnam Airlines Selects BFS for Cargo Handling in Bangkok

Vietnam Airlines has appointed Bangkok Flight Services (BFS), the joint venture subsidiary of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Thailand, as its new cargo handler at Suvarnabhumi Airport. BFS, which was awarded the contract following a tender …

Hainan Airlines Signs New Ramp Handling Contract with WFS for Passenger Freighter Flights in Seattle

Hainan Airlines has added a new ramp handling contract to its longstanding cargo handling partnership with Worldwide Flight Services at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Chinese airline, which has been a customer of WFS in Seattle for …

WFS Gains Turkish Airlines' Cargo Contracts in Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has extended its cargo handling partnerships with Turkish Airlines in North America Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. In Dallas, WFS has commenced handling services for the airline’s four Boeing 777 passenger flights to …

GEODIS Awards Manpower Contract to WFS to Manage Paris CDG Cargo Facility

Global logistics service provider, GEODIS, has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a manpower contract to supply a dedicated team of cargo handling professionals for its facility at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. The agreement, commencing January …

Worldwide Flight Services Grows Partnership With Polar Air Cargo In North America Through New Lax Handling Contract

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) today announced that Polar Air Cargo, a global leader in time-definite, airport-to-airport scheduled air cargo service, has expanded its cargo handling partnership with WFS in North America through a new long-term …

Copenhagen Airport Acknowledges WFS's Latest Expansion as Enabling 'Future Airfreight Growth'

Copenhagen Airport has acknowledged Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) latest investment to expand its cargo handling facilities as enabling ‘future airfreight growth’ for the airport and its airline clients. WFS is the largest cargo handler in Copenhagen, …

EVA Air renews cargo contract with WFS in France

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won a new three-year contract to provide cargo handling, cargo towing and trucking services for EVA Air in France. The Taiwanese international airline currently operates three Boeing 777 and 787 flights …

Lufthansa Awards WFS' First Cargo-Only Handling Contract in Brazil

Lufthansa Cargo has awarded a three-year contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport to handle cargo carried onboard its passenger, freighter and ‘preighter’ services. The agreement, which commenced this month, is WFS’ …

WFS Wins Tender to Manage Palletisation Lane for Air France KLM Martinair Cargo at Paris CDG

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a contract to provide cargo handling staff for one of the palletisation lanes at its freight terminal G1XL at Paris Charles de …

WFS 'Cargo Kiosk' Solution Reduces Truck Processing Times & Helps Customers Optimise Valuable Driver Resources

London Heathrow is set to become the latest Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) cargo station to introduce automated ‘CargoKiosk’ technology to simplify and digitalise the processing of truck and drivers making cargo deliveries and collections, helping …

WFS announces acquisition of Pinnacle Logistics, strengthening its cargo handling platform in the United States

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest air cargo handler and one of the leading providers of ground handling and technical services, today announces the acquisition of IAS Logistics DFW, LLC (d/b/a “Pinnacle Logistics”), a …

Vietnam Airlines Selects WFS for Amsterdam Cargo Operations

Vietnam Airlines has selected Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as its new cargo handling partner at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The multi-year contract will see WFS providing full cargo handling services for the airline’s twice-weekly Airbus A350-900 passenger …

Japan Airlines Grows its Partnership with WFS in Europe

Japan Airlines has awarded new online and offline handing contracts to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Europe. The airline has partnered with WFS in Liege to provide cargo handling and ramp transportation for its new weekly …

LATAM Renews Cargo Contract with WFS in Spain

LATAM Airlines has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a cargo handling contract extension at Barcelona Airport. Having initially appointed WFS in Barcelona in 2018, LATAM has now signed a new three-year agreement for WFS to handle …

100% Business Class Airline La Compagnie Partners with WFS for First-Ever Cargo Route

La Compagnie, the 100% SMART BUSINESS CLASS airline, has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to support its first-ever venture into the air cargo market. It has awarded WFS a three-year contract to handle cargo onboard its …

WFS WINS CONTRACT EXTENSIONS WITH AIR EUROPA IN MADRID AND BARCELONA

Spain’s Air Europa has signed cargo handling contract extensions with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Madrid and Barcelona. The country’s third largest airline, Air Europa has been a WFS customer in Madrid since 2018, and signed …

WFS Invests in Centralised Security Operations Centre in Paris to Monitor Cargo Handling Stations in EMEAA

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has invested in a new Security Operations Centre (SOC) for the Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa (EMEAA) region, providing centralised 24/7 monitoring of its cargo handling operations. Located in Paris CDG, …

WFS wins ground handling contracts with 12 airlines in North America as aviation’s Covid recovery gathers pace

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won ground handling contracts with 12 airlines in North America, adding another 14,000 aircraft turns per annum to its growing operation. All of the contracts are for a three-year period : • …

WFS Joins Latest Brucargo 'Digital Green Lane' Initiative to Eliminate Truck Waiting Times at Brussels Airport

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is working with Brussels Airport and the Air Cargo Belgium community to help eliminate waiting times for international road feeder services in the latest initiative to support Brucargo’s ‘Digital Green Lane’. Two …

Contact

Worldwide Flight Services (for American, British Airways, Delta, Lufthansa, Swiss, SAS and all other airlines except Emirates): Cargo Unit 5, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Worldwide Flight Services (for Emirates Sky Cargo freight only): Cargo Unit 6, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Worldwide Flight Services, Cargo Terminal 3, Shannon Airport, Co. Clare, Republic of Ireland
Worldwide Flight Services, Cargo Terminal 2
Cork Airport
Co. Cork
Ireland
  • +353 1 8444 770 - Dublin
  • +353 1 531 4250 - Dublin
  • +353 061 704 942 - Shannon
  • +353 21 483 8044 - Cork