dnata signs multi-year agreement with XiamenAir in Australia

Sydney, Australia, 7 December 2015 – dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has reached an agreement with XiamenAir to provide full-ground handling services for the carrier’s new flights to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, which commenced on 29 November.

Under the three-year agreement, dnata will provide passenger, ramp and cargo services for 260 Xiamen flights a year in and out of Sydney, including the thrice-weekly service from Fuzhou Changle International Airport, and the twice-weekly service from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. Each of the services will be offered on Xiamen’s Boeing Dreamliner aircraft, which carries up to 237 passengers.

“We are delighted to partner with XiamenAir as they expand operations to Australia for the first time. We are committed to providing the airline and their customers with the very best in service and look forward to a multi-year partnership,” said Daniela Marsilli, CEO, dnata Australia.

Established in 1959, dnata ensures the aviation industry operates smoothly and efficiently in 103 airports across the Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services, dnata is a trusted partner for over 380 airline customers. Each year in Australia, dnata serves 17 airline customers, handles more than 29,000 flights, 5 million passengers and 220,000 tonnes of cargo. In addition to XiamenAir, dnata is also the major supplier of ground handling to three Chinese carriers in Australia, including China Eastern China Southern and Sichuan Airlines.