The expansion represents an investment of US$2 million and creates 25 new local jobs with the company.

Dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, continues to expand and invest in people and infrastructure in the USA. Having successfully launched operations at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), it now provides a range of quality and safe ground handling services at 28 airports in the country.

Dnata’s expansion into RDU represents an investment of US$ 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, Dnata’s Regional CEO, Airport Operations – Americas, said: “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 USA with 3,300 customer-oriented employees. In the financial year 2023–2024, Dnata turned around over 60,000 flights in the USA, handling over 18 million passengers and 200,000 tonnes of cargo.

Dnata is a leading global air and travel services provider. Established in 1959, the company offers quality and safe ground handling, cargo, travel, catering, and retail services in over 30 countries across six continents. In the financial year 2023–2024, Dnata’s customer-oriented teams handled over 778,000 aircraft turns, moved 2.9 million tonnes of cargo, uplifted 123 million meals, and recorded a total transaction value (TTV) of travel services of US$2.4 billion.