Vietnam Airlines selects BFS to handle cargo in Bangkok

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Vietnam Airlines has signed an agreement with Bangkok Flight Services (BFS), a joint venture subsidiary of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Thailand, to serve as the new cargo handler at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

BFS will handle about 12,000 tonnes of cargo per year for Vietnam Airlines, which operates Airbus A321, A350 and Boeing 787 flights from Bangkok to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam Airlines currently operates five to seven passenger cargo flights between the two nations each week. The schedule is expected to expand once Covid quarantine laws in Thailand and Vietnam ease and passenger traffic returns. It will also provide additional cargo capacity for large amounts of general and perishable road cargo.

Stewart Sinclair, Managing Director of BFS, said, “The addition of Vietnam Airlines to our customer portfolio in Bangkok is a very significant win for our cargo operation. The airline is successfully supporting its customers with scheduled passenger cargo flights every week and we look forward to seeing flight operations increase and cargo volumes increase as Covid restrictions are eased. »

Vietnam Airlines has selected WFS as its new cargo handling partner in Amsterdam in 2021, initially handling the airline’s Airbus A350-900 passenger cargo aircraft flights connecting freight forwarders, importers and exporters between Amsterdam and Vietnam. Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Vietnam.

BFS was established in 2004 as a joint venture between WFS, the world’s largest cargo carrier, and Bangkok Airways. It is the main independent operator of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, where BFS also provides comprehensive passenger and ramp services. Before Covid, BFS handled more than 230 flights a day for more than 60 airlines and some 475,000 tonnes of cargo per year in its 55,700 m² cargo terminal at the airport.

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