Dnata prepares for demand at Terminal 2
Dnata has geared its operations at Terminal 2 in Dubai International Airport to cope with the increase in capacity following the completion of an extension.
The 37,000 square foot extension will allow the terminal to handle 700 flights per week, 320 of which will be cargo. Raising current passenger loads by almost 50%, the Dubai-based ground handling provider has been preparing to meet the significant rise in demand.
"We are very pleased to be working in conjunction with Dubai Civil Aviation, the owners of the airport, to bring these improvements to our commercial and cargo clients at Terminal 2," said Ahmed Langawi, vice president, Terminal 2 operations, Dnata.
"Since it was opened in 1998, Terminal 2 has enjoyed tremendous growth. Initially the airport was built to cope with 10 aircraft and had 22 check-in desks, one arrivals belt and five departure gates. When the new extension is operational we will have 36 check-in desks, three arrivals belts, six open boarding gates," he added.
The extension has been designed to reduce traffic flow through the use of open boarding gates that allow several flights to board simultaneously. Alongside enhancing passenger commodities, the expansion sees new facilities for Dnata staff such as resource and training centres.
"Demand for the facilities at Terminal 2 has really taken off in recent years and we look forward to offering our new and existing customers state-of-the-art facilities in a more spacious environment," commented Langawi.