Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has opened its third cargo facility in Copenhagen. The new 3,700m² facility is expected to enhance WFS’ handling infrastructure at the airport, where it handles over 100,000 tons of cargo a year.
Since opening its first Scandinavian handling operation in Copenhagen in 2008, WFS has become the largest cargo handler at the airport, serving over 30 airline clients with flights to the Danish capital. It also provides cargo handling services for more than 125 offline carriers.
The original 4,600m² cargo warehouse terminal was added to with a new 3,000m² Terminal 2 facility in 2010, and, in 2019, WFS also invested in a new GDP-certified Pharma facility, increasing its footprint by a further 1,500m², to support the cluster of life science companies in the Greater Copenhagen area.
“Copenhagen is a very progressive airport with a strong commitment to supporting its cargo customers. Since 2008, WFS has also demonstrated its confidence in the Danish and regional air cargo market through our continued investment and expansion, and we will continue to play a lead role in the growth of the airport and the airlines who fly here. We see a great future,” said WFS’ Managing Director Scandinavia, Thomas Egeland.
WFS has also made a commitment to renewable energy through its partnership with NRGreen in Denmark. NRGreen has positioned 3,500 high efficiency solar panels across the roof area of WFS’ cargo facilities at Copenhagen Airport, helping to generate 100% of its power.
The establishment of the 1.4MW solar power system is believed to be the largest in the Greater Copenhagen area and will provide an annual CO2 saving of up to 240
tons. The system is sufficient to power WFS’ all-electric forklift and vehicle fleets and the LED lighting systems in its warehouse operations and return surplus energy to the national grid.