dnata opens five new catering facilities in US in 2019
-A Monitor Report 02 May, 2019 | 708 Views|-+
Houston: dnata, a concern of Emirates Group and one of the world’s largest air services providers, continues to invest in its catering operations in the United States. The company has opened a new, 4,700 m² facility at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and now offers quality catering services in Houston with a capacity of more than 10,000 meals a day. The launch customer is British Airways, which operates two daily flights from Houston.
“In 2019 we will continue to enhance our operations in the country by investing in new facilities and growing our team with highly-skilled, local catering professionals. We look forward to providing quality services and products to an increasing number of airlines in the U.S. ensuring an exceptional dining experience for their passengers on each flight,” said Robin Padgett, Divisional Senior Vice President for dnata’s catering division.
In 2019, dnata will further enhance its operations in the country opening four additional catering facilities at the airports of Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), Newark (EWR) and San Francisco (SFO). By year-end, dnata will provide quality catering services at eight U.S. airports.
dnata expanded in the U.S. catering market in 2018 through the acquisition of 121 Inflight Catering. Besides Houston, dnata currently operates catering facilities at three U.S. airports, in New York (JFK), Nashville (BNA) and Orlando (SFB), serving commercial, VIP and private aviation companies, fixed base operators and charter aircraft operators.
Over the past two years dnata has invested significantly in growing its global catering network. The company acquired Qantas Airways’ catering division and opened new catering facilities in Canberra and Melbourne in Australia, and Dublin in Ireland. This year dnata will further increase its global footprint by establishing operations in Vancouver, Canada.
As one of the world’s leading inflight caterers, dnata’s catering team now operates from 63 locations in 11 countries, producing over 320,000 world-class meals every day.