LATAM inks partnership deal with WFS Barcelona

LATAM aircraft.

BARCELONA, Spain: LATAM Airlines has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a cargo handling contract extension at Barcelona Airport.

Having initially appointed WFS in Barcelona in 2018, LATAM has now signed a new three-year agreement for WFS to handle cargo onboard its Boeing 767 operations carrying import and export shipments through Barcelona annually.

“WFS is our partner for cargo handling services in Europe. The renewal of our contract for Barcelona is the reaffirmation that our relationship is based on WFS’ good quality service,” commented Eva Penalva, LATAM’s Regional Operations Manager, Cargo.

Earlier this month, WFS also announced contract extensions with Air Europa in Spain. WFS handles over 27,000 tonnes per annum for the Spanish airline in Madrid and Barcelona.

Humberto Castro, WFS’ Managing Director – Cargo, Spain, said: “It is especially satisfying when our existing customers extend their contracts with WFS because it demonstrates that our handling teams are delivering the service levels, safety and security airlines need, and this is a tribute to their hard work. We remain committed to providing the best airport handling services to support the recovery and growth of the aviation industry in Spain.”

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Paris, WFS ( is the world’s largest air cargo handler and one of the leading providers of ground handling and technical services with annual revenues of over EUR1.1 billion. Its 22,300 employees serve more than 270 airlines at 170 major airports in 20 countries on five continents.

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