Dnata adds Los Angeles operation as it continues US expansion

Ground handler dnata has launched operations at Los Angeles International Airport and now provides ground handling and cargo services at 20 airports in the country.
Dnata invested $8m in infrastructure and resources to establish operations in Los Angeles. It will serve  six airlines: Austrian Airlines, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines and Qantas, handling 4,600 flights a year.
David Barker, chief executive of dnata USA, said: “Adding Los Angeles International Airport to our growing network underlines our strong commitment to the US market, where we have significantly expanded our operations through massive investments in our facilities and resources in the past two years. We see an opportunity to create a step change in service excellence for our customer airlines at this important gateway.”
dnata commenced ground handling and cargo operations in the US through the acquisition of industry players in 2016.
Since then, the company has invested more than $35m in facilities, equipment, training and technology, while constantly expanding its operations in the country.  
Recent major investments in the country include the opening of a cool-chain perishable cargo facility at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and the establishment of operations at Nashville International Airport.
Including Los Angeles International Airport, dnata’s global ground handling and cargo network now consists of 87 airports in 13 countries.

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