dnata extends partnership at New York-JFK airport
Dnata has extended its partnership with Terminal One Group Association (TOGA) in New York through to 2023, which will see dnata continue to provide ground and passenger handling services to over 20 airlines including Air France, Japan Airlines, Korean Air and Lufthansa, ensuring smooth and safe operations of 50 flights a day at John F. Kennedy International Airport's (JFK) Terminal One.
The company will invest an additional US$6m in infrastructure and equipment to deliver the highest possible quality services for its customers and their passengers.
Operating also at Terminal Four, Seven, and Eight, dnata currently serves a total of over 50 airlines at JFK International Airport with a team of 1,400 professionally trained staff.
David Barker, CEO of dnata USA, said in a statement: "We are delighted to extend our partnership with Terminal One Group Association (TOGA) at JFK International Airport, the largest dnata hub in the United States. Terminal One sets the benchmark in providing quality terminal services to airlines in the USA market and dnata is proud to play its role supporting this operation."
Steve Rowland, executive director operations of Terminal One Group Association, said: "We are excited to extend our partnership with dnata at JFK. dnata's investment in safety, service, and equipment demonstrate their commitment to Terminal One to be the premier Terminal at JFK. dnata will continue its commitment to our premier airline partners as we begin the new Terminal construction process, through its world-class safe on-time performance."
Dnata commenced ground handling and cargo operations in the United States in 2016. Since then, the company has invested more than $45 million in facilities, equipment, training and technology, while expanding its operations in the country. In the past two years dnata has hired 1,000 additional employees, growing its team to over 3,800 customer-oriented aviation professionals.
Having won more than 50 new contracts in the past 18 months, dnata now serves over 60 airlines at 27 airports in the United States.