By Sam Bridge
Public services company will deploy over 1,000 staff at Dubai International and Dubai World Central as part of contract
Serco Middle East has announced the award of a major new contract to deliver essential frontline hospitality services at both Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC).
The contract builds on the international public services company’s long term-partnership with Dubai Airports and will see Serco deliver the services until the end of 2024.
The contract will see over 1,000 employees deliver hospitality and passenger processing services across key passenger touchpoints within Dubai Airports’ facilities.
As part of the contract, Serco will leverage technologies to ensure the deployment of staff, providing optimised rosters across the airports’ terminals.
Serco said it has been providing services to the aviation sector in the Middle East for over 70 years.
It has also been supporting Dubai Airports with the maintenance of its large buildings and infrastructure portfolio, as well as providing a full range of Engineering and Estates Services for Terminal 1 and 2 and to other cargo and ancillary buildings at DXB.
Phil Malem, CEO of Serco Middle East, said: “We are honoured to have been awarded this contract with one of our key clients in the region. We recognise that Dubai Airports plans to take service levels to even greater heights, and throughout the next five years we aim to jointly revolutionise the standards of customer service and hospitality in the region.
“Our team has developed a solution that will enhance the standards of customer service through the deployment of an expertly trained workforce, with staff set to be supported by some exciting and effective technology."
“Our ultimate objective is to be recognised as the operator of the world’s best airports for customer service. This contract is part of a series of moves we have taken in recent years to enhance airport experience at DXB and DWC and wow our customers by delivering an amazing airport experience,” added Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.