More than 100 airport and government dignitaries, customers and suppliers joined dnata’s senior management last night for a gala dinner in Erbil to celebrate the re-launch of the dnata brand in Iraq.
Since its launch in March 2010, dnata’s operation at Erbil International Airport has expanded steadily, providing comprehensive ground handling and cargo services to an increasing number of customer airlines, from the initial six at launch to today’s 17 passenger and freight companies - and the team continues to win new business.
As passenger numbers and cargo volumes have increased at Erbil airport, dnata’s ground handling team has risen to the challenge to meet and exceed customer expectations. The business has made extensive investment in strengthening the team – increasing its staff from just eight check-in staff at start-up of the operation to today’s figure of 39. Erbil staff too celebrated this week with a function at one of Erbil’s newer hotels, sharing an evening of food and entertainment with prizes and short presentations by senior management.
“Thanks to the dedication of our staff and the strength of our parent company, dnata, we have progressively expanded our customer base and won the recognition of the industry for the service we provide at Erbil International Airport” said Kevin Hodkinson, General Manager for dnata in Erbil. “This week's events provided an opportunity for our staff, customers and partners to celebrate what we have achieved so far and we look forward to further strengthening relationships and achieving continued success.”