Worldwide Flight Services has opened the most modern cargo handling centre at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport.
This will support its focus on network expansion, facility investments and sustainability.
WFS won the airport’s tender for a 20 year lease to operate the new 100,000 square foot Cargo Building C, which is a key part of Atlanta’s multi-billion dollar master plan to accommodate the future aviation needs of the region. Prior to the global disruption to aviation services caused by the COVID pandemic, Atlanta was the world’s busiest international airport and a major air cargo hub, handling more than 675,000 tonnes per annum.
To kick off Mobility Awareness Month, Miami-Dade County leaders and advocates for the local disability community held a plug-in ceremony to celebrate the installation of ten new wheelchair charging stations at Miami International airport. The airport is one of the first in the US to install the charging stations, which exceed the basic Americans with Disabilities Act airport requirements.
“I applaud Miami for remaining on the forefront of airport accessibility with this fantastic new initiative,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “Resources like these wheelchair charging stations are critical to better serving travellers with special needs, and ensuring Miami is on the leading edge of the new norms of air travel.”
Menzies Aviation has announced that it has been awarded full-service ground handling agreements by Flair Airlines, Canada’s only independent ultra low cost carrier. This will further expand Menzies’ partnership with the airline to encompass nine of the 19 stations in its domestic network.
Menzies will provide passenger and ramp services to Flair Airlines at Halifax Stanfield International airport, Ottawa International airport and Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International airport from May; at the airports of Saint John, Charlottetown and Victoria from July; and at Abbotsford International airport from August.
This will build on the existing partnership between Menzies and Flair at two key Canadian stations, with Menzies having supported the carrier at Toronto Pearson International since February, and at Saskatoon John G Diefenbaker International since August 2020, where the Menzies team is currently preparing for flights to restart in May.