dnata launches operations in Raleigh-Durham, invests $2mn

Expansion creates 25 new, local jobs; inaugural customer is Germany’s flag carrier Lufthansa

dnata launches operations in Raleigh-Durham, invests $2mn
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dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, announced the launch of operations at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, USA. It now provides ground handling services at 28 airports in the country, says an official release.

"dnata’s expansion into Raleigh-Durham represents an investment of $2 million and will create over 25 new, local jobs with the company. The inaugural customer is Lufthansa, Germany’s flag carrier, which operates a five-weekly service between the North Carolina airport and Frankfurt with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft."

David Barker, Regional CEO, Airport Operations – Americas, dnata says: “We are excited to add Raleigh-Durham to our growing network in the USA. This expansion underscores our commitment to consistently invest in our operations and services in a strategic, rapidly developing market.

“We are proud to have been selected by Lufthansa as their ground handling partner at another airport. We look forward to working with the airline’s local team to contribute to their success with our best-in-class services.”

Including Lufthansa Airlines, dnata provides a range of ground handling, logistics and cargo services to more than 70 airline customers throughout the U.S. with 3,300 employees. In the financial year 2023-24, dnata turned around over 60,000 flights in the U.S., handling 200,000 tonnes of cargo, the release added.

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