Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has entered into a long-term partnership with Wings Flight Services in Tanzania to operate a new cargo terminal at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam.

The new US$6 million cargo terminal at the airport is due to open for business on 1st September 2013.

In 2012, cargo throughput at the airport was nearly 45,000 tonnes. Julius Nyerere International Airport also served 3.5 million passengers, carried aboard 192,000 flights. The new WFS partnership is also engaged in a tender for the second passenger and ground handling licence at the airport.

Barry Nassberg, Group Chief Operating Officer of Worldwide Flight Services, said: ‘We are delighted to have been given this opportunity to work with our new partners to establish the WFS brand in Tanzania. We look forward to offering our recognised service excellence to our airline customers and a much needed, high quality air cargo - and hopefully passenger and ramp - handling product at this important airport gateway in Africa.’

Mohamed A. Nur, Managing Director of Wings Flight Services Ltd, added: ‘Working in partnership with WFS gives us access to the company’s proven handling expertise, gained from its operations at over 120 airports across the globe. We will bring to Tanzania a world class cargo handling service. We are also exploring opportunities to work with WFS in extending the reach of our partnership and the WFS brand into other countries in this region.’