Expanding their ongoing collaboration within the US aviation market, dnata has been tasked by Lufthansa Group to provide ramp, secure clean and passenger handling services to the airline at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Additionally, dnata will offer its services to other members under the Lufthansa Group: Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines and Edelweiss Air.
In Austin Texas, the aviation services provider will oversee Lufthansa’s new Frankfurt flight, which will be served by the airline five times a week on an A330-300 aircraft.
David Barker, CEO of dnata USA, said: “We are proud to be the ground handler of choice for a leading global airline group in the world’s largest aviation market. Our newest contract with Lufthansa is a testament to our successful partnership and the consistent high quality our teams deliver across the U.S. We stay committed to providing best-in-class services to our airline customers and their passengers, every day.”
Active in the US market since 2016, dnata has invested more than $45m in facilities, equipment, training and technology. Securing 26 new contracts within the last 12 months, the company’s US portfolio today consists of 60 airlines served at 28 airports.
Holger Bremes, director Commercial Airport Infrastructure, Lufthansa Group, said: “As a premium airline, Lufthansa Airlines is excited to grow the North American relationship with the start of service in Austin with dnata. With our very positive service experience from destinations like Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and New York (JFK) we are looking forward to providing first class service to our customers with our handling partner at Austin Airport.”