dnata’s Airport Handling secures contract with Hainan Airlines in Milan
Milan, Italy, 25 September 2023: Airport Handling, a joint venture of leading global air and travel services provider dnata, has been awarded a multi-year contract by Hainan Airlines to manage its ground handling operations at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP).
The agreement will see Airport Handling provide a range of passenger, ramp and baggage services to the airline which will operate three weekly flights between Milan and Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX) in China, using a Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
Alberto Morosi, CEO of Airport Handling, said: “We are proud and delighted to welcome Hainan Airlines to Milan Malpensa Airport and look forward to providing the highest level of quality and safety to the airline and its customers.
“We will continue to go the extra mile to be the most admired air and travel services provider and an employer of choice throughout our operations.”
Airport Handling is the leading air services provider at both Milan airports, Malpensa (MXP) and Linate (LIN). A trusted partner of over 60 airlines, the company’s dedicated teams handle more than 25 million passengers and 96.000 flights annually. The majority stakeholder of Airport Handling is dnata, a global player in the combined air services industry, that serves more than 300 airlines at over 120 airports globally.
About Hainan Airlines
Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as "Hainan Airlines") was established in January 1993 in Hainan Province, China's largest special economic zone and free trade port. As one of the fastest growing airlines in China, Hainan Airlines is committed to providing passengers with comprehensive, seamless and high-quality service experience.
Since 1993, Hainan Airlines has been operating safely for 30 consecutive years. As of 2022, Hainan Airlines and its subsidiaries operated nearly 1,900 domestic and international routes; around 1,700 domestic routes, including all mainland provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government. As well as more than 200 international routes, including scheduled passenger flights, specific charter flights for work and school, and passenger-to-cargo flights, covering Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and Oceania regions, flying to 44 cities overseas.
Hainan Airlines has actively responded to The Belt and Road Initiative by focusing on building a world-class airline network. Hainan Airlines and its subsidiaries have established operational bases/branches in 24 cities including Beijing, Haikou, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Hainan Airlines is the first and only SKYTRAX 5-Star airline in mainland China, who has been awarded the SKYTRAX 5-Star Airline for 12 consecutive years since 2011. This honor is Hainan Airlines highest level of recognition for our outstanding service, and also represents praise from the majority of our passengers for high quality services.
On December 8, 2021, the actual control rights for the operation and management of the main business were officially transferred to the strategic investor Liaoning Fangda Group. In the future, Hainan Airlines will follow the corporate values put forward by the controlling shareholder Liaoning Fangda Group that, “operating an enterprise must be beneficial to the country, the enterprise, its employees and its customers” and will continue to aspire to build a world-class airline focusing on safety, service and profits.