Freight Dnata adds LAX operations during US expansion

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Air services provider dnata has announced, that it will continue to expand and invest in the United States.

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Over the course of its US expansion, the company announced that it will start operations at Los Angeles International Airport.

The company now provides cargo and ground handling services at 20 US-American airports. With the commencement of operations at LAX, dnata invested a total of US$8 million and simultaneously created around 350 new jobs in the company. Altogether, dnata hired 1,000 employees in the United States and invested a total of US$35 million.

At Los Angeles International Airport, dnata serves six airlines: Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Qantas and Iberia. Per annum, dnata expects to 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."

Joerg Mnich, Vice President Commercial Airport Infrastructure, Lufthansa Group, added: “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.”

The announcement of LAX operations is a further milestone in dnata´s year 2018. This year, the company opened a cool-chain facility at Dallas Fort Worth, established operations at Nashville Airport and launched passenger handling services at New York JFK Airport. Just recently, dnata commenced operations at Concourse G at San Francisco International Airport.

Dnata has established a dense cargo and ground handling network. The company is active at 87 airports in 13 countries. In the past year, dnata was able to confirm 45 new contracts with airlines and now serves more than 60 carriers in the United States alone.

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