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Purpose built dnata cargo complex opens at Manchester Airport


Global ground handler and air services provider, dnata, has opened a new state-of-the-art cargo complex at Manchester Airport in the UK.

The new £30 million dnata City North facility covers 150,000 sqft and will allow the company to significantly expand and consolidate its Manchester operations.

Well-situated for ease of airfield access, the purpose-built on-airport facility boasts 125,000sqft of warehouse space and is capable of processing in excess of 150,000 tons of cargo annually.

According to dnata, it is equipped with the latest technologies and complies with the highest industry standards ensuring efficient and safe handling of all types of cargo, including pharmaceuticals, perishables, dangerous goods, aircraft engines and vehicles.

Alex Doisneau, managing director of dnata UK, said: “Our new, purpose-built facility in Manchester complements our existing multiple UK operations including the dnata City complex at London Heathrow, enabling customers to enhance their operations in the region.

“Our continued investment and expansion in the UK underlines our commitment to our customers and the local cargo industry at a critical time, providing operational excellence at key gateways across the country.”

While the MAG Group’s property director, Gareth Jackson, said: “It’s great to see dnata open its superb new cargo complex here at Manchester Airport.

“The new facility will further enhance the role we play in ensuring freight is seamlessly transported into and out of the North region markets from all parts of the world. Not only will the centre help the North’s trade credentials, it will boost employment opportunities for communities in Greater Manchester too.

“We look forward to working closely with dnata as it continues to grow from Manchester Airport.”

A global air services provider and the trusted partner of over 300 airline customers, dnata offers ground handling, cargo and catering services at 126 airports in 19 countries.

1 Comment

  1. Kevin Hall 6th April 2022

    Let’s hope Manchester Airport get their act together with their new manager, the manager just quit due whilst the airport is in completely post covid chaos!


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