Four US and Canadian airlines have awarded new ground handling contracts to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in the US.
Allegiant Air has partnered with WFS at four new airport locations in the US; Albany and Plattsburg in New York, Albuquerque in New Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona.
The two-year contracts are for WFS to provide above and below wing handling services for some 30 Allegiant Airbus A320 flights per week.
Spirit Airlines has also signed up with WFS to support its A320 services from Plattsburg to Fort Lauderdale. The airline is already a customer of WFS at Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina, Newark, and Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on the island of St. Croix.
WFS’ ability to offer passenger and ramp services at multiple US airports also attracted Canadian carrier, Flair Airlines, to award a three-year contract for its seasonal operations from Palm Springs and Phoenix-Mesa and its year-round services from McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas. From these airports, Flair serves both Edmonton and Winnipeg with Boeing 737 operations.
At Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Montana, WFS has also commenced handling for JetBlue Airways new twice-weekly seasonal Airbus A320 flights to Long Beach, providing the airline with passenger, ramp and de-icing services.
“Airlines serving multiple airports across the United States recognise the value of working with WFS because we provide the opportunity for them to partner with a single ground handler.
“We are also able to demonstrate the high-quality standards of service, safety and security our teams at each airport provide, which gives us a very strong business proposition,” said Tricia Casalinho, senior vice president, ground handling at WFS.