Dubai-based dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has launched passenger handling operations at New York-JFK Airport.
Already providing ground handling to over 50 airlines in the United States, the launch customer at JFK is Copa Airlines, the flag carrier of Panama, which operates four daily flights with an annual capacity of 364,000 passengers between New York and Panama City using the Boeing 737 aircraft.
Having been awarded with over 40 new contracts in the United States in the past 12 months, dnata said in a statement that it continues to win new business with its commitment to maintaining the integrity of airline schedules.
Including Copa Airlines, dnata’s global ground handling operations now serve over 270 airlines at 75 airports in 13 countries, it added.
David Barker, CEO of dnata USA, said: “Commencing passenger handling operations at New York-JFK is an important milestone for dnata in the US. Expanding our passenger services portfolio is part of our overall strategy to offer a full range of quality ground handling services in all of our 27 airports in the country.”For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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