EVA Air has signed a new three-year cargo handling contract with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Seattle, extending the two companies’ more than 15 years of partnership in North America.
The agreement sees WFS take responsibility for handling all cargo onboard the Taiwanese airline’s daily Boeing 777 passenger flights connecting Taipei and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. WFS already holds contracts with EVA Air at the airport for below-wing ramp handling services for its passenger operations as well as ramp and cargo handling of the airline’s freighter flights.
Overall, WFS expects to handle some 12 million kilos of air cargo annually for EVA Air in Seattle.
The new contract expands WFS’ global passenger, cargo and ramp handling services for EVA Air. As well as handling more than 83 million kilos of air cargo per year for the airline in North America through other contracts covering Newark, New York JFK, Houston, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, and providing passenger services in New York and Chicago, EVA is also a customer of WFS in Paris, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, and in Hong Kong.
In addition to new business from EVA Air, WFS in Seattle has also recently won new cargo handling contracts with both Aloha Cargo and Polar Air Cargo. In total, WFS now handles more than 28 million kilos a year for eight airline customers at its two facilities at the airport.
Mike Simpson, EVP Americas at WFS, said: “EVA is an important and major global customer of WFS. We are honoured to be extending our relationship in Seattle and to have now earned the airline’s trust to handle its entire passenger, freighter and ramp services. This reflects the strength of our partnership and the high quality of aircraft and cargo handling services being delivered by the WFS team in Seattle. It’s a great start for us to 2021.”