Posted on: 31 October 2013 by Mark Howells
Jet2.com has awarded a three-year contract Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) for the latter to provide ramp handling for the airline at Manchester International Airport.
The carrier operates nearly 6,000 flights a year from Manchester, one of the eight airports Jet2.com serves in the UK. In 2012, network-wide, the airline flew 4.7 million passengers to and from more than 50 sun, city and ski destinations.
WFS began passenger and ramp handling at Manchester Airport in April 2013, after being awarded a ground handling licence. This new contract with Jet2.com is WFS’s third contract win in its first six months of operations and was awarded following a competitive tender process.
From 1 January 2014, WFS will provide a full range of ramp services, including aircraft pushback and towing as well as baggage loading and unloading.
Paul Mallard, vice-president business development, ground handling, at WFS, commented, “This is a highly significant contract for our Manchester operation. It is a major airport for Jet2.com, which can operate over 170 flights a week at the airport during the peak summer period. As a result we will be increasing the size of our team in Manchester to continue to enhance our reputation as a reliable service provider at the airport.”