New cargo and bus maintenance facilities to create 100 jobs at the Airport
dnata recently announced significant expansion of its operations in Erbil, Iraq. The company opened a new, advanced cool chain facility and a bus maintenance facility for its state-of-the-art bussing fleets at Erbil International Airport (EBL), which together represent a total investment of US$ 3.5mn.
dnata has also announced that it would invest an additional US$ 14mn and add a 16,000sqm cargo warehouse to its infrastructure in Iraq. The three new facilities will create up to 100 local jobs with dnata.
dnata’s new cool chain facility is capable of processing 10,000T of perishables annually. It enables dnata’s cargo team to offer an uncompromised chilled and frozen storage and cool chain product to its airline customers at EBL, catering to food product categories and pharmaceuticals.
The new bus maintenance facility was designed to maintain the fleet of eight passenger apron buses and over 10 transportation buses operated at EBL.
dnata’s new cargo warehouse, which is expected to open in 2023, will further significantly enhance the company’s cargo offering in Iraq. It will be capable of processing 100,000T of cargo, with a special focus on pharma and other cool chain commodities, annually.
“Our latest investment in three new facilities will help us further expand and improve our operations in Erbil as demand for reliable and safe cargo services is on the rise across the region,” commented Tom Alwyn-Jones, Managing Director, dnata Erbil.