Dubai's dnata expands operations in Philippines
Dubai-based air services provider dnata announced on Monday that its international growth was continuing with the start of airport handling operations at Clark International Airport in the Philippines.
The announcement marks the company’s 75th airport location, and its second location in the Philippines, the company said in a statement.
dnata will provide airport handling for Emirates Airline’s daily service from Dubai to Clark International as of October 1.
Clark International Airport serves the Greater Manila area and the northern regions of Luzon. Last year the airport welcomed more than 700,000 passengers.
“Entering Clark International Airport is a milestone for dnata, growing our international footprint to 75 airports,” said Gary Chapman, dnata’s president.
“The dnata team in the Philippines has a reputation for delivering industry-leading services to each of our customers. It is this reputation which fuels the expansion into Clark International.”
Operating in the Philippines since 1999, dnata’s team at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila handled more than 1.2 million passengers last year.
To fulfil the terms of the new contract, dnata expects to hire an additional 30 individuals, growing dnata’s team in the Philippines to more than 250.
Established in Dubai in 1959, dnata now has a global footprint in 38 countries across five continents.
dnata has ground handling businesses in countries which include the UAE, Pakistan, Singapore, Australia, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Iraq.