dnata United States Investment and Expansion Continues
Emirati airport services provider who provide aircraft ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services, dnata recently announced the latest part in their continuing expansion in the United States.
The air service provider has launched operations at Los Angeles International Airport and now offers a high quality and efficient ground handling and cargo service at 20 airports throughout the US.
dnata has invested $8 million in infrastructure and resources to establish operations in Los Angeles, the investment has created over 350 jobs in the region. dnata will handle approximately 4,600 flights each year from six airlines, Austrian Airlines, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines and Qantas.
dnata USA Chief Executive Officer, David Barker 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.”
Lufthansa Group Vice President for Commercial Airport Infrastructure, Joerg Mnich said, “As a premium airline the Lufthansa Group Airline is excited to grow the North American relationship with dnata into another major hub like Los Angeles. With our very positive service experience from destinations like Boston, New York-JFK, San Diego and Tampa we are looking forward to providing first class service to our customers with our handling partner at Los Angeles International Airport.”
The constant growth of their customer base is a result of the excellent quality of services dnata provides. Within the last 12 months, dnata has won 45 new contracts and now serve more than 60 airlines in the United States.