dnata to expand at Manchester Airport with new cargo handling facility
Air services provider dnata is to expand its presence at Manchester Airport in the UK with a new £30m cargo handling facility, reports Air Cargo News.
The ‘build to suit’ dnata City North premises, with ease of airfield access, are being developed by MAG Property, the property and development arm of Manchester Airports Group (MAG), at Manchester Airport’s World Freight Terminal.
The Grade A 145,000 sq ft high bay facility, will include 20,000 sq ft of office space over two floors.
The new facility will allow Dubai-headquartered dnata to consolidate and grow its Manchester operations with capacity to handle over 150,000 tonnes per annum.
The new facility will become operational in late Summer 2020 and stands to benefit from Manchester airport’s ongoing £1bn transformation programme, which in addition to passenger and terminal facilities, includes the remodelling of taxiways and additional aircraft stands to accommodate more of the world’s largest aircraft.
Dnata UK’s chief executive, Gary Morgan said: “We’ve been operating successfully at Manchester Airport for eight years now, but the increasing demand for the quality of service that we provide means that we’ve outgrown our existing space at the World Freight Terminal.
“We’re delighted to be able to relocate into new facilities at the airport and support our growing airline customer base.”