Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has poached Duncan Watson from Emirates, to be its vice president for group commercial cargo.
Mr. Watson brings more than three decades’ experience to the company, joining from Emirates where he served as VP of commercial cargo operations. Prior to 11 years with the Dubai-based carrier, he worked for DHL in a variety of roles. Mr. Watson will be based at WFS’s Paris head office.
Chief commercial officer Barry Nassberg welcomed Mr. Watson to the team: “He has a strong understanding of air cargo, the role of the handler and commercial drivers of growth, and brings a new dimension to our group commercial team.”
In the past 11 months, WFS has landed new handling contracts with carriers including Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Thai Cargo and others. But it will soon go head-to-head with its founder’s new company, Transborder Aviation.