The Emirates Group

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Ground Handling Services

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Our services on the ground keep the world in the air. We’re the world’s fourth largest combined air services provider with over 20,000 employees across five continents. With ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight-catering services in 38 countries—we provide everything an airline needs beyond its planes, pilots and crews. For over 50 years, we’ve built a reputation for excellence that has earned us awards for service excellence and safety standards. Today, we are still growing. As we raise our profile around the world, we aim to become the most admired airline services provider. It’s what drives us to deliver each promise our customers make.


dnata is one of the leading cargo service operators in the world. As the region has become a vital commercial hub, we’ve also grown internationally. Our cargo business now spans three continents, shifting over 1.7 million tons annually. That’s 4,766 tons of cargo a day—or an elephant’s weight every minute. From flowers and food to luxury cars and even animals, perishable and fragile goods are handled with care. Even under extreme conditions, our ground crews make sure the promise contained in each box arrives safely at its destination. And we continue to pioneer industry standards through our commitment to investing in technology and training.

Ground Handling

Airline passengers expect a seamless experience from check-in to baggage delivery. And that’s exactly what we deliver. From our global base we’ve expanded into some of the world’s busiest airports. We’re now in nine countries and 21 airports outside the UAE, from Australia to the UK. From baggage, ramp, and cargo handling to ground support equipment maintenance and passenger care, our ability to provide efficient, reliable and cost-effective solutions is second to none. Employing more than 7,000 skilled staff and some of the most advanced technology in the industry, we also pride ourselves on our training standards, ensuring that we share best practices internally around the world.

Our food division now serves 62 airports across 12 countries. Our skilled chefs provide first, business and economy class meals—including Halal dishes and other special options—with a focus on each airline’s local cuisine. It’s about getting the basics right, then adding a dash of imagination—plus a logistics network that delivers, on average, a gastronomical 128,000 meals every day.

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Companies trust us to manage their business and incentive travel while consumers enjoy our worldwide tour operations covering leisure, luxury, sports and active holidays. Already the Middle East’s largest travel management organisation, dnata is expanding around the world and investing in people and technology. We represent a wide range of hotels and also provide specialist government and corporate services, including assistance for the offshore and marine sectors. With over 50 years in the industry, we’ve established successful partnerships with first-class service providers to give us global reach and a complete travel support network.