Celebrating 25 years of international growth


dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, celebrates the 25th anniversary of its first overseas operation.
The Gerry’s Group in Pakistan and UAE-based, dnata, joined hands in July 1993 as Gerry’s dnata to provide ground handling services at Karachi Airport. The joint venture has since grown to become Pakistan’s largest cargo and ground handling company operating at seven major airports in the country.
The establishment of dnata’s first international joint venture with Gerry’s Group led the way for the expansion of its international airport operations through acquisitions, partnerships, as well as organic growth. Today, dnata is a truly global player that ensures the aviation industry operates smoothly and efficiently in 84 countries providing service excellence to over 300 airline customers.
Dnata’s reliable and quality services are delivered by a team of over
41 000 dedicated professionals who support more than 243 000 passengers, handle over 1 800 flights and move 8 450 tonnes of cargo at 130 airports every day.
Gary Chapman, President of dnata, says, ““Starting from Pakistan, we’ve successfully leveraged the expertise from our established UAE operations to become one of the largest and most trusted combined air services provider in the industry, operating in highly competitive markets across six continents. Nearly 70% of dnata’s revenues today come from our international operations’.

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