dnata expands operations at Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington DC, USA, 4 November 2019 – dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, significantly expands its operations at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Having been awarded a three-year contract by Lufthansa Group, the company invested US$ 4 million in equipment and hired 125 aviation professionals to its team to provide dedicated support and best-in-class services to its newest airline customers and their passengers at the airport.
Starting from November, dnata delivers quality and reliable ground-, and passenger handling, aircraft cleaning and de-icing services for four airlines of the airline group, including Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines, which will operate up to a total of six flights a day from Dulles Airport. dnata now serves 14 airlines with a team of over 300 customer-oriented staff at IAD, managing 5,200 aircraft movements annually.
David Barker, Chief Executive Officer of dnata USA, said: “We are delighted to expand our long-standing partnership with Lufthansa Group at Washington Dulles. The airlines of Lufthansa Group all share our passion for safety, quality and service excellence, and we are proud to be their ground handler of choice at nine airports in the United States. We keep investing in our team, infrastructure and equipment to cement our leading position and continually provide the best possible services to all of our over 60 airline customers in the world’s largest aviation market.”
Holger Bremes, Director Commercial Airport Infrastructure, Lufthansa Group, said: “Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines are excited to grow the North American relationship with dnata at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). With our very positive service experience from destinations like BOS, LAX, SFO and JFK we are looking forward to providing first class service to our customers with our handling partner at Washington Dulles.”
dnata commenced ground handling and cargo operations in the United States in 2016. Since then, the company has invested more than US$ 50 million in facilities, equipment, training and technology, while continually expanding its operations in the country. Offering highly competitive benefit packages in the market, in the past two years dnata has expanded its team with 1,000 additional professionals and now employs over 3,800 dedicated staff in the USA.
The excellent quality of dnata’s services is underpinned by the constant growth of its customer base. Having won over 50 new contracts in the past 18 months, dnata now serves over 60 airlines at 27 airports in the United States.
A global air services provider and the trusted partner of over 300 airline customers, dnata offers ground handling, cargo and catering services at 127 airports in 19 countries.