For the 13th time and fourth consecutive year, dnata has been named Ground Support Services Provider of the Year at the Aviator Middle East Awards 2023.
The award was accepted by Jaffar Dawood, Senior Vice President of Airport Operations at dnata in the UAE and MEA, who has also been recognized as Aviation Executive of the Year.
In addition to the accolades, dnata has received praise for its sustainability initiatives and its training program in Dubai.
Jaffar Dawood saying:
“We are honored to receive the outstanding Aviator Middle East award for the 13th time. This recognition underscores our unwavering focus on safety, commitment to sustainability and spirit of innovation. My thanks to our outstanding team, whose passion and hard work are the foundation of this achievement.”
Over the past year, dnata continued to improve its operations through strategic investments globally. It established operations in Zanzibar, Tanzania and expanded its presence in Canada through its partnership with GTA Group, adding Calgary and Vancouver to its cargo network. Additionally, it increased its investment in Air Dispatch to become the sole shareholder of the world’s leading provider of centralized cargo control services.
DNA It has also taken major infrastructure projects to the next level. In Erbil, he broke ground on a new cargo facility that will add significant expansion to his operations in Iraq. Meanwhile, in the Netherlands he continued construction of dnata Cargo City Amsterdam, one of the largest and most advanced facilities of its kind in the world.
DNA It has also invested in cutting-edge technologies and digitalization to further improve efficiency across its operations. Key milestones include the continued global rollout of its advanced cargo management system, OneCargo, and the successful integration of autonomous drones into its cargo operations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
DNA has continued its efforts to optimize resources across its global network as part of its commitment to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. Previously, the company committed $100 million to implement green technology and initiatives across its businesses. to achieve its strategic objective. The company’s recent key initiatives include significant and ongoing investment in infrastructure, greenfield support solutions and process improvement.
In recognition of its unwavering commitment to sustainability across its diverse business portfolio in the UAE, dnata recently received the International Air Transport AssociationEnvironmental management certification (IEnvA) from (IATA).
Since its founding in 1959, dnata has played an important role in the UAE aviation industry. Having mirrored Dubai’s growth, the dnata Group currently employs over 23,000 people in the country and provides world-class services to over 190 passenger and cargo airlines in the UAE.
Worldwide, DNA offers safe and quality ground handling, cargo, travel, catering and retail services in more than 30 countries on six continents. In fiscal year 2022-23, dnata’s customer-facing teams handled more than 710,000 aircraft turns, moved more than 2.7 million tons of cargo, transported 111.4 million meals, and recorded total transaction value ( TTV) of travel services of 1.9 billion dollars.
He Middle East Aviator Awardsformerly known as the Aviation Business Middle East Awards, they are organized by ITP Media Group, the publisher of The Aviator Middle East publication, to honor leadership, business excellence and innovation across the regional aviation industry.
News source: Dubai Press Office