dnata expansion continues with new UK cargo facilities

Gatwick, Birmingham and Glasgow added to facilitate cargo flow

DUBAI, UAE and LONDON, UK, 30 October 2013 – In an effort to further improve its cargo infrastructure in the UK, dnata has announced the opening of three new facilities at Gatwick, Birmingham, and Glasgow, expanding the company’s cargo capabilities to five of the country’s key regional airports including Heathrow and Manchester.

Development at the three additional regional airports complements the approaching opening of dnata City, Heathrow’s newest cargo hub. The cargo facilities at Birmingham, Gatwick, and Glasgow will add 25,000 sq. ft., 17,000 sq. ft. and 15,000 sq. ft. respectively to dnata City’s 206,000 sq. ft. of cargo capacity.

“Adding cargo capacity at Birmingham, Gatwick and Glasgow airports supports the smooth flow of shipments throughout the UK,” said Gary Morgan, CEO of dnata’s UK operations. “With these new facilities our customers have full UK coverage through the dnata UK network.”

The expansion to three of the UK’s key regional airports provides customers the opportunity to expand their import and export reach into the country. With a simplified service offering, dnata ensures cargo efficiently reaches its destination, throughout the UK.

“Cargo volumes coming in and out of the UK need to easily make it to the far reaches of the country,” added Morgan. “By adding cargo services at these regional airports, on top of our existing capabilities at Heathrow, and Manchester, dnata customers can rest easy knowing that there will be a seamless service across the UK network”

To date, dnata has invested more than £100 million in the cargo infrastructure at Heathrow and throughout the UK. dnata is also reviewing opportunities at Newcastle and East Midlands Airports.