Etihad Cargo has certified international ground handling services company Worldwide Flight Services as a Preferred Handling Partner.
The two-year PHP certification with WFS is focused initially on six Etihad Cargo stations: London, Brussels, Paris, Bangkok, Washington and Seattle.
“WFS is a leader throughout the aviation community, providing a broad array of quality and reliable ground services,” David Kerr, Etihad Airways vice president cargo, said. “The Etihad Cargo-WFS PHP deal will standardize the product and service we jointly deliver, strengthen our network operations and will enhance the reliability and quality of ground handling services to our customers. It also raises the bar for other suppliers to join our Etihad Cargo PHP program.”
Over time, Etihad Cargo plans to expand cargo operations with WFS to other destinations besides the initial six.
“We are proud to have attained the status of a Preferred Handling Partner of Etihad Cargo at major stations in Europe, North America and Asia,” Olivier Bijaoui, president and CEO of WFS, said. “We welcome a program that promotes high quality cargo handling procedures and world class service levels because it enables us to demonstrate the professionalism and consistency of our people and processes, and provide for on-going growth opportunities.”