Cathay Pacific Cargo has awarded new cargo handling contracts to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Brussels and Copenhagen.

Hong Kong’s home airline has signed a three-year contract for WFS to provide cargo handling for its new Brussels-Hong Kong direct service, which commenced on 25 March. Cathay Pacific will begin four flights a week on the route, transporting passengers and cargo onboard its Airbus A350-900 aircraft. WFS expects to handle some seven million kilos of cargo and mail per annum for Cathay Pacific in Brussels.

WFS will also continue to provide handling for Cathay Pacific’s trucking network to and from Belgium.

In addition, the airline has also selected WFS for cargo handling in Copenhagen. Cathay Pacific will commence a seasonal three-times-weekly direct service to the Danish capital from 2 May.

Marc Claesen, Regional Vice President of WFS, commented: “WFS has been providing offline handling services for Cathay Pacific’s trucking operations to and from Brussels for several years so we are delighted that the airline has chosen to partner with us for the launch of its new direct air services connecting the airport and Hong Kong.

“To also be chosen to handle the airline’s cargo in Copenhagen further reflects the strength of the WFS network and the quality of service we provide. We have a clear understanding of Cathay Pacific’s requirements having worked together for some time and are ready to seamlessly step up to handle the strong cargo support the airline will earn at both airports.”

This is the latest in a series of new contract successes for WFS in Brussels, which last month announced agreements with CAL Cargo Airlines, Japan Airlines, MNG Airlines and Oman Air. Brussels is also the first WFS cargo stations in Europe to achieve IATA CEIV Pharma certification. WFS also opened a dedicated temperature-controlled pharma handling facility in Copenhagen at the end of 2017.