AirBridgeCargo Airlines has signed a three-year contract to become the launch customer of Worldwide Flight Services’ new cargo terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport.

Under the agreement, WFS will handle some 9,500 tonnes of cargo annually for ABC, carried onboard approximately 100 Boeing 747-400ERF freighter flights. The contract extends ABC’s partnership with WFS in North America, where WFS already handles the cargo airline at New York JFK, Houston airport and Dallas/Fort Worth.

“AirBridgeCargo is an important and growing customer of WFS globally. Through multiple contracts in the US and Europe, we are consistently proving our ability to deliver the service excellence ABC demands for its customers, as well as our expertise in supporting the airline’s portfolio of special cargoes services, including for pharmaceuticals and oversized shipments.

"The airline and its customers are the first to benefit from WFS’ investment in a new cargo terminal and handling systems in Atlanta and we are delighted to welcome them as our launch client,” commented Mike Simpson, EVP Americas at WFS.

WFS opened its operation at Hartsfield Jackson on May 15, 2021 under a 20-year lease agreement with the airport authority for Atlanta’s new Cargo Building C, the first new cargo terminal to open at the airport since the 1980s.

WFS’ 50,000-tonne Atlanta operation at the new facility benefits from 11 dock doors, drive-up ramp access, and a container bypass system. Multiple charging points are also available for active temperature-controlled containers and services are also offered for temperature sensitive shipments.