dnata adds Boston and Los Angeles to its global catering network

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dnata has opened new, state-of-the-art catering facilities at Boston Logan International airport and Los Angeles International airport, taking its US catering services up to six airports in the country.

The handler’s catering operations in the two cities are expected to create a total of 250 new jobs with the company over the next 18 months.

Robin Padgett, Divisional Senior Vice President for dnata's catering division, said: "We are thrilled to be expanding our catering footprint in the United States by establishing operations at two more major airports.

"Passenger expectations continue to increase as global travel becomes more accessible and travellers experience the varied levels of service on offer. We pride ourselves on providing five-star catering services to our airline customers, ensuring an excellent dining experience for their passengers on board.”

dnata's new facility in Boston joins an existing East Coast US operation in New York. At full capacity the facility will operate with a team of 150 catering professionals, supplying up to 12,500 meals a day in Boston, where dnata already serves three airlines.

The new facility in Los Angeles will be dnata’s first catering centre on the West Coast of the US and will create up to 100 jobs with the company. It will have a capacity of 10,000 meals a day. dnata's launch customer in Los Angeles is Qantas.

Besides Boston and Los Angeles, the company operates catering facilities at the airports of Houston, New York JFK, Nashville and Orlando, serving commercial, VIP and private aviation companies. In October dnata will open an additional catering facility at San Francisco International airport, growing to seven catering operations at US airports by the end of the year.

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