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dnata acquires UK-based travel company, Gold Medal Travel Group
dnata inaugurates dnata city, its state-of-the-art air cargo facilities at London Heathrow
dnata handles first commercial passenger operations at Al Maktoum International airport
Acquired leading online travel agency, Travel Republic
dnata unveiled a new, high quality uniform which has been created for more than 17,500 staff worldwide as part of the global brand refresh
The launch of one dnata
Acquired Plane Handling Ltd
DXB Terminal 3 Launched
Calogi launched, a community-based B2B & B2C portal
Toll dnata established
Dubai Cargo Village opened
The biggest ticket operation in the world
Cargo business booms
Specialist cargo division formed
An expansion of airline
Dubai National Air Travel Agency began trading from a small shop in Bur Dubai souk with just two members of staff
dnata announced on February 11th it has acquired one of the UK's leading travel businesses, Gold Medal Travel Group from Thomas Cook Group plc. Gold Medal Travel Group is a market-leading distributor of scheduled long-haul products. In addition to the leading trade brand, Gold Medal, as part of this acquisition dnata also gains control of the award-winning OTA Netflights.com, and the high-end travel brand Pure Luxury.
When complete, the enhanced complex will also encompass dnata's existing 60,000 square foot self-contained transport yard, where it has a fleet of 85 modern trucks equipped with GPS tracking equipment providing 24/7 coverage with 4,000 truck movements currently servicing 656 flights every week.
On October 27th 2013, dnata customer service employees served the first ever commercial passenger flight in provenance of Budapest. The new airport is all set to accommodate the projected growth in air traffic between Europe and Asia over the coming years.
dnata acquired a majority stake in Travel Republic, the largest privately owned online travel agency in the UK.
On April 28th, dnata unveiled a new company philosophy and fresh visual branding after having undergone a global brand realignment following a period of unprecedented growth worldwide.
dnata acquired Alpha Flight Group Ltd (Alpha), a leading international in-flight catering business which operated in 11 countries.
During 2009 dnata acquired Plane Handling Limited. The company provides a full range of ground handling services at London Heathrow Airport and cargo handling at Manchester Airport.
All terminals are open for business in Dubai International Airport. dnata handles 17,000 passengers' baggage at any given time.
dnata established a joint venture with Toll Holdings and operates as Toll dnata Airport Services (TDAS) in Australia. It is the only ground handling company in Australia to operate at all major international gateways of the country.
A decade after opening its ground-breaking 150 000 square metre Dubai Cargo Village operation, dnata held 110 ground handling agreements with various carriers.
dnata moved into a new airline centre, the biggest ticketing operation in the world at that time.
The cargo division enjoyed year-on-year increases of over 50 per cent well during this year and the decade beyond.