Barker to head dnata airport ops

Cargo and passenger handler dnata has promoted David Barker to divisional senior vice president for airport operations. He currently leads the company’s operations in the US as chief executive officer. In his new role, based in Dubai, he will oversee dnata’s global ground handling and cargo business at 91 airports in 14 countries, managing a team of over 23,000. [+]

Slicker Singapore for dnata

Dnata Singapore is implementing “a scalable cloud ecosystem” at Changi Airport. It includes the Hermes 5 Cargo Management System, track and trace and additional apps to streamline workflows, provide greater transparency of handling and improve data. Data can be used with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning algorithms to help decision making ... [+]

Dnata artic in New Year’s Eve tragedy

An articulated truck operated my airfreight handling company dnata was involved in a late night collision with a car on New Year’s Eve in which three British Airways cabin crew died. The accident took place just after 23.40 on Bedfont Road, close to dnata’s Heathrow cargo hub. The truck reportedly ... [+]

Handler gets Dallas CEIV certificate

Airfreight handler dnata has gained IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification for its new cargo facility in Dallas. The company opened its 37,000sq ft cargo centre at Fort Worth International Airport in November 2017. [+]

Green light for dnata development

Aberdeen Standard Investment’s Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT) fund says it has secured planning permission for its 250,000sq ft dnata City East development from Hounslow’s Planning Committee. Dnata UK chief executive Gary Morgan said: “dnata City East will help us to accommodate increased cargo-handling demand from our growing portfolio of ... [+]

Dnata makes the grade in Zurich

Air service provider dnata has been awarded Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for pharmaceutical handling at its Zurich facility. To meet the requirements, dnata completely refurbished one of its warehouses at the airport and made significant enhancements to its quality systems, operations documentation and facilities management practices.   [+]

Heathrow handler gains safety cert.

  Dubai-owned handling group dnata has gained IATA's Safety Audit for Ground Operations registration for its London Heathrow station, joining ten other station in its network that are similarly certified. The standard includes cargo and mail handling and aircraft loading.     [+]

Dnata opens new cargo hub for Dubai

Middle Eastern handling company dnata’s has opened a new customer service centre for export cargo at Dubai Airport Free Zone. It says it marks the beginning of a product improvement program for airlines, freight forwarders and shippers. Spanning over 5,000 sqm with 50 dedicated staff, the centre is expected to ... [+]

Norwegian chooses UK handler

Low cost airline Norwegian has appointed dnata as its UK cargo handler at Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. dnata will also manage Norwegian’s regional handling and trucking requirements throughout the UK. Norwegian has introduced five new short-haul routes from Gatwick, Manchester and Edinburgh and two new long-haul routes from Gatwick ... [+]

Handler dedicates new Heathrow building to Cathay Pacific

Middle East-owned handling firm dnata UK has opened an on-airport cargo facility at London Heathrow’s Building 521a, dedicated to Cathay Pacific. According to dnata, it ends months of industry speculation as to who would tenant the prime piece of real estate at the UK's biggest airport. It is promising a ... [+]

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