Dubai's dnata to handle over 4,000 flights at foreign airport's new terminal. Firm's agreement with government to create 400 direct local jobs.
26 November 2021, 12:00 AM
31 December 2021, 12:00 AM
Dubai-based air and travel services firm dnata has signed a concession agreement with the Zanzibar government to oversee the operations of Zanzibar's Abeid Amani Karume International Airport's (ZNZ) newly-built international terminal T3.
This will help create 400 direct local jobs. The firm expects to handle over 4,000 flights annually at the airport. Dnata currently handles ground work, cargo, catering and travel services in 36 countries.
The other partners in the agreement include Emirates Leisure Retail and SEGAP, a joint venture between airport infrastructure and operations specialists Egis, and private equity fund manager AIIM.
Dnata will also invest in a cargo centre to support local trade and businesses, handling a broad range of cargo, including perishables, pharmaceuticals, dangerous goods, live animals, aircraft engines and vehicles.
In addition, dnata will launch meet and greet and lounge services through its airport hospitality brand, marhaba. The company will invest $7 million in expansion.