Dubai airport services provider Dnata launched its operations in Belgium by opening a new cargo centre at Brussels Airport.
Dnata’s expansion into the Belgian capital, which saw an investment of $9 million, will create up to 100 local jobs.
The new facility covers an area of 14,000 sq m and increases the cargo capacity at the airport, and includes 4,500 sq m of warehouse space and is capable of processing 125,000 tons of cargo annually.
The facility will have close cooperation with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol airport, where Dnata also provides cargo and ground handling services to 25 cargo and 8 passenger airlines.
“Dnata has already positioned itself as a key cargo player at our airport with a dedicated infrastructure for pharmaceuticals and an active participation in our cargo community Air Cargo Belgium, consistent with Brussels Airport’s strategy to provide specialised infrastructure for vital sectors in our country, and to work towards mutual goals through collaboration”, said Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company.
Dnata’s first customer in Brussels is Singapore Airlines, which operates eight weekly flights with an annual capacity of 45,000 tons of cargo between Brussels and Singapore, using the 747-400 F aircraft.
Dnata now provides ground handling and cargo services at 88 airports in 14 countries, handling over 1,900 flights and move more than 9,000 tons of cargo on a daily basis.