THAI Cargo has awarded Worldwide Flight Services a five-year cargo-handling contract in the UK and Ireland, effective from September 1, 2018.
According to WFS, it will provide handling for Thai Airways’ double-daily Boeing 777-300ER flight between Bangkok and London Heathrow, as well as regional cargo handling across its UK and Ireland stations and trucking network connecting each airport location.
The THAI Cargo team in the UK and Ireland will relocate to WFS’ Building 550 at Heathrow’s World Cargo Centre, offering a dedicated export facility with direct airside access. The location is also situated adjacent to the UK Border Inspection Post at Heathrow.
“We are extremely proud that THAI Cargo chose WFS to support its continued growth in the UK and Ireland,” said Patrick Roberts, vice president of UK and Ireland at WFS. “Our ability to provide a dedicated location at Heathrow alongside our stations and trucking network connecting all the major cargo points of the UK and Ireland all contributed to our successful tender for this contract. This gives us further opportunity to enhance our growing relationship with THAI Cargo at another major airport gateway in Europe and we look forward to providing the highest quality standards of service, safety and security for THAI and its customers.”