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In 1959, dnata began ground-handling operations with just two staff members. Today, over 20,000 employees across five continents provide everything an airline needs beyond planes, pilots and crew.

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Ground Handlers & Service Providers

dnata Handles Over 82 Million Bags through Dubai International Airport (DXB) in 2022

March 16, 2023
dnata handles luggage for over 100 airlines and millions of passengers traveling to 253 destinations from DXB.
Phil McGrane
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

dnata Promotes Phil McGrane to CEO, dnata Brazil

March 14, 2023
In his new role, McGrane will lead dnata’s overall strategy and business, driving the company's growth and success across the country.
Catering & Cleaning Services

dnata Catering Wins Major Contract with Bonza and Opens the First Ever Facility at Australia’s Sunshine Coast Airport

March 13, 2023
dnata Catering will support Bonza’s operations from a new facility near the carrier’s base at Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) – the first of its kind for the burgeoning airport.
dnata's fleet also includes medical high-loaders to help those with mobility issues access aircraft
Passenger Services

dnata Continues to Invest in Training and Equipment to Enhance Travel Experience for People of Determination

March 1, 2023
dnata’s special handling unit offers point-to-point assistance to people of determination, supporting 1.3 million passengers annually throughout their airport journey across DXB...
Catering & Cleaning Services

dnata Catering and Retail UK Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Feb. 6, 2023
In her role, Lynn McClelland will head dnata’s catering and retail operations at 18 airports across the UK.
dnata, Emirates Leisure Retail and SEGAP join forces with ZAA to ensure world-class services at Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume International Airport’s new terminal (T3).
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

dnata, Emirates Leisure Retail and SEGAP Join Forces with Zanzibar Airports Authority to Ensure World-Class Services at Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume International Airport’s New Terminal

Jan. 26, 2023
dnata and its partners, Emirates Leisure Retail and SEGAP, will work closely together to deliver world-class services for airlines and passengers at the newly-built international...
dnata's head of UAE and Iraq airport operations Jaffar Dawood (left) unveils foundation stone with Erbil International Airport's director general Ahmed Hoshyar.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

dnata Breaks Ground on $14 Million Cargo Warehouse in Erbil, Iraq

Jan. 4, 2023
dnata’s newest cargo facility will be capable of processing 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually, including perishables, pharmaceuticals and dangerous goods.
Catering & Cleaning Services

dnata Catering Cooks up Festive Spirit Providing over 5 Million Special Meals Globally

Dec. 19, 2022
dnata will provide more than 5 million special meals for its airline partners around the world, as passengers travel to see friends and family throughout the festive period.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

dnata Smoothly Transits Over 150,000 Football Fans in Tournament’s Opening Fortnight

Dec. 8, 2022
dnata’s services between DWC and Doha have enabled more than 600 safe aircraft movements in the first two weeks of the global competition.
dnata goes pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month at DXB.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

dnata Goes Pink To Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month at DXB

Oct. 4, 2022
dnata has taken a unique initiative to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. The company has repainted one of its pushback tractors to pink to increase awareness...

Articles & News

Ramp Operations Training

Know the Rules

April 23, 2020
Ground handling rules and regulations change rapidly. Staying up to date is a necessary and regular task.
Airside GSE Ltd. was set up specifically to conduct so-called 'thorough examinations' on GSE in use in the UK. One of Airside’s first clients is international ground handler dnata for its GSE fleet operating in the UK, primarily operating from London Heathrow Airport.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

Airside GSE Puts dnata’s Equipment Through A “Thorough Examination”

Feb. 20, 2014
Legal requirement in the UK put GSE to stringent test every year, and in some cases, every six months.
Scott Perkins
Ground Handling

Industry News - December 2013, January 2014

Dec. 27, 2013
Major Events In 2014 March 25-26 AviationPros LIVE Las Vegas, NV March 27-30 IATA Ground Handling Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 14-16 GSE Buyers & Ramp-Ops Conference...

Videos & Resources

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Ground Handlers & Service Providers

Baggage Handling and Cargo in Dubai

March 16, 2023
Across five floors and over 160 kilometres of track, thousands of staff at Dubai International Airport work around the clock to handle baggage and cargo for every flight. Take...
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Cargo Handling Equipment & Accessories

dnata Enhances Cargo Service with Innovative Drone Technology

Oct. 11, 2021
dnata announces it has launched autonomous drones in its warehouses. This video explains how the new devices help dnata digitize processes and monitor shipments with 99.8% accuracy...


Catherine Quenon

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From left to right: Stanislav Bujnovsky, Commercial Director of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport; Mark Whelan, General Manager of Alpha Flight Services; Atanasios Titonis, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport; Waqas Javed, CFO of Alpha Flight Services.
Catering & Cleaning Services

Alpha Flight Services Expands into Ras Al Khaimah

Sept. 7, 2022
The partnership will see Alpha Flight Services invest in infrastructure and provide inflight catering services to more than 10 airlines at the airport.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

dnata Extends Partnership with GOL Airlines in Brazil

Aug. 4, 2022
dnata will continue to provide passenger, ramp and baggage services to the airline, ensuring a seamless airport experience for more than 19 million passengers and safe and timely...
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

Gerry’s dnata Recognized for High Safety Standards in Pakistan

June 23, 2022
The company obtained IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Station Accreditation at Islamabad International Airport (ISB), following the successful completion of a comprehensi...
dnata increased investments in electric and hybrid ramp, ground support (GSE) and forklift equipment.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

dnata Announces $100 million Investment in Green Operations

June 2, 2022
dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, announced that it would invest $100 million in green operations in the next two years to further enhance environmental...
The new bus maintenance facility was designed to maintain the fleet of eight passenger apron buses and over 10 transportation buses.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

dnata Boosts Erbil Operations with over $17 Million Invested in Advanced Facilities

May 17, 2022
The company opened a new, advanced cool chain facility and a bus maintenance facility for its bussing fleets at EBL and announced it would add a 16,000 m² cargo warehouse to its...
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

dnata Extends Partnership with Qatar Airways Cargo in Belgium

April 28, 2022
The multi-year extension of the contract will see dnata continue to deliver a range of cargo handling and road feeder services for the airline from its state-of-the-art facility...
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

dnata Further Enhances Sustainability through Investment in Solar Energy at Changi Airport

April 21, 2022
The company has installed a 3.5 megawatt-peak rooftop solar power system across its operations, including its cargo and catering facilities, at Changi Airport.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

dnata Further Expands its London Heathrow Operations with Bespoke Cargo Facility

April 11, 2022
Part of the company’s ‘dnata City East’ complex, the facility further increases dnata’s capacity at LHR, ensuring continued smooth handling of a broad range of goods amid rapidly...
CGN is the third largest airport in Germany in terms of cargo operations.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

dnata to Expand Cargo Operations into Germany

April 8, 2022
dnata announced an expansion of its European footprint through the planned acquisition of Germany-based Wisskirchen Handling Services.