dnata Grows Presence in USA
Air Transport

dnata Grows Presence in USA

Heavy investment in US market pays off for Dubai company

World-leading Dubai-based air service provider dnata has launched operations at Los Angeles International Airport, meaning it now provides ground handling and cargo services at 20 airports in the USA.

To establish operations in Los Angeles, dnata has invested US$8 million in infrastructure and resources, thereby creating more than 350 local jobs.

Serving six airlines, including Austrian Airlines, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines and Qantas, dnata will initially handle 4,600 flights a year.

David Barker, Chief Executive Officer of dnata USA, said: “We are thrilled to be launching operations at one of the world’s leading international airports.

“Adding Los Angeles International Airport to our growing network underlines our strong commitment to the US market, where we have significantly expanded our operations through massive investments in our facilities and resources in the past two years.

“We see an opportunity to create a step change in service excellence for our customer airlines at this important gateway.”

dnata commenced ground handling and cargo operations in the United States by the acquisition of industry players in 2016.

Since then, the company has invested more than $35 million in facilities, equipment, training and technology, while constantly expanding its operations in the country.

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