Worldwide Flight Services is opening its fourth air cargo terminal at Schiphol, but unlike the handler’s three other facilities at the Dutch gateway, the 3,000 sq metre building caters for airline clients not flying into the airport.

A more likely variant these days is handling facilities for online carriers at an airport coming onstream outside the perimeter fence.

This spring airfreight handling firm Aeroterm acquired two warehouses within ten minutes of Montreal’s Trudeau Airport. The two buildings, which have a combined footprint of 20,518 sq metres, were “an irresistible bargain” in the current shortage of warehouse capacity at many airports.

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