Air Belgium partners with WFS in South Africa
Air Belgium is partnering with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Johannesburg and Cape Town for the launch of its first services to South Africa.
The airline has awarded a three-year contract to WFS to provide cargo handling for the 1,600 t per annum forecast to be carried onboard its twice-weekly Airbus A330-Neo flights connecting the two South African cities with Brussels.
Flights began exactly one week ago, on 14 September and will operate on a Brussels-Johannesburg-Cape Town-Johannesburg-Brussels routing, with high volumes of pharma traffic expected into South Africa.
Air Belgium will also help to meet demand for cargo capacity for the important perishables market between South Africa and Europe. In Johannesburg, WFS handles more than 68,000 t of cargo a year for ten airline customers. (cj)