WFS and Polar Air Cargo unveil LAX partnership

Worldwide Flight Services has signed a new long-term cargo handling partnership with Polar Air Cargo at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

WFS is providing full warehouse handling services for the more than five million kilos of cargo carried each month by Polar’s all-Boeing freighter fleet ex-LAX. Polar, a specialist in time-definite, airport-to-airport scheduled air cargo service, is a joint venture of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and DHL Express. WFS also manages handling for Atlas Air’s scheduled and ad-hoc freighter service from Los Angeles.

The latest agreement with Polar, covering one of the biggest stations in its US network, reflects WFS’ strong relationship with the airline. Polar has significantly grown its footprint at LAX through the addition of a second warehouse totalling more than 230,000 sq ft. WFS already provides handling services to Polar Air Cargo at its hub in Cincinnati, as well as in Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York JFK, Seattle and Toronto airports.

“Our partnership with Polar Air Cargo is strategically important to WFS in North America, and globally. We are proud to be winning new station contracts on the strength of our performance at other major airports across Polar’s network,” said Guido DiGiandomenico, vice president of sales for WFS in North America.

As the world’s largest air cargo handler, WFS currently manages 235,000 sq ft of warehouse space at LAX, where Polar Air Cargo joins its existing portfolio of international airline customers.

WFS’ general cargo handling volumes in Los Angeles now exceed 22 million kilos per month.