dnata Opens New Cargo Facility at Brussels Airport
Dubai National Air Transport Association, commonly known as dnata the Emirati airport services provider recently unveiled their new state-of-the-art cargo facility at Brussels Airport. The new addition in Belgium is part of their ongoing strategy to increase their global footprint and become one of the world’s largest air services providers.
The new facility is a result of an investment of EUR 8 million and will create 100 jobs for the local community. Built on an area of 14,000 m², the state-of-the-art facility includes 4,500 m² warehouse space and is capable of processing 125,000 tons of cargo annually, this will benefit airline customers as their enhance their operations in the region.
The facility is replete with the latest technologies in equipment and complies with the highest industry standards ensuring efficient and safe handling of all types of cargo, including perishables, pharmaceuticals, dangerous goods, live animals, aircraft engines and vehicles.
Brussels Airport Company CEO, Arnaud Feist said, “We are most pleased to welcome dnata at Brussels Airport as our third cargo handler, dnata has already positioned itself as a key cargo player at our airport with a dedicated infrastructure for pharmaceuticals and an active participation in our cargo community Air Cargo Belgium, consistent with Brussels Airport’s strategy to provide specialized infrastructure for vital sectors in our country, and to work towards mutual goals through collaboration. And so, it is with positive expectations I look forward to this new partnership.”
Chief Executive Officer, dnata The Netherlands and Belgium, Erik de Goeij said, “We are thrilled to establish operations at another important cargo hub. Our best-in-class facility at Brussels Airport significantly increases our cargo handling capacity in the region, which we expect to stimulate the local cargo industry. We see solid demand for our quality services and are confident that this strategic expansion will bring significant benefits to our stakeholders.”
“dnata is renowned for its customer-oriented approach, reliability and uncompromised focus on safety at all airports it operates across the globe. We all share a passion for excellence and will work hard to provide the best possible services to our Brussels customers, every day.”