Etihad Cargo and dnata extend global partnership

By Rachelle Harry

Etihad Cargo has expanded its partnership with dnata until 2023. As part of the new agreement, dnata will provide warehousing and will handle 180,000 tonnes of airfreight annually at 15 gateways in Etihad Cargo’s network.

The Etihad Cargo and dnata alliance now reaches North America, thanks to dnata having opened a warehouse at Canada’s Toronto Pearson Airport in early February. The alliance will also extend to the Asia Pacific when dnata begins operations at Singapore’s Changi Airport in March.

In addition, as part of the partnership, dnata will provide cargo handling operations at Dubai International and Dubai World Central airports, as well as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia, Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad in Pakistan and Zurich, Geneva, Manchester, Milan and Amsterdam in Europe.

Andre Blech, head of operations and service delivery at Etihad Cargo, said: “Our extended agreements with dnata reinforce a partnership that has grown rapidly during the past decade, and marks a significant milestone between two UAE entities with truly global presence.”

Stewart Angus, divisional senior vice president, International Airport Operations, dnata, added: ”We are delighted to expand our long-standing, successful partnership with Etihad Cargo. We continue to invest in our facilities, equipment and team to deliver best-in-class services for this important customer airline.”

Since launching its transformation programme in 2018, Etihad Cargo has evolved its commercial proposition and overhauled its physical and digital infrastructure. Etihad Cargo also recently enhanced its partnership with World Freighter Services and agreed hub infrastructure development plans with Abu Dhabi Airports Company.

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