dnata was established in 1959 in Dubai, UAE, with just five employees. The name originates as an acronym for ‘Dubai National Air Travel Agency’.
It has grown significantly with the first international expansion seen in 1993. Global expansion was also witnessed in 2008 through the acquisition of a 23% share in worldwide corporate travel company, Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) and 49% acquisition of the global outsource provider, Mind Pearl. In December, 2010, dnata acquired Alpha Flight Limited, expanding the company even further to cover 62 airports in 12 countries. Today, dnata employs over 27,000 employees across 38 countries and operates out of 75 airports across five continents servicing over 150 airlines.
dnata is committed to not only developing exceptional leaders who live our values, but to building a culture where both our people and the organisation will prosper. If you’d like a rewarding and fulfilling career with the world’s most admired air services provider, then browse our jobs listings to find a role that’s right for you.
We strike a balance between doing things our way – leading to service consistency – and encouraging our people to use their initiative to find new and imaginative ways to solve our customers’ challenges. First, we get everyone off to a common start. Every new dnata employee, regardless of location or company, receives identical training on their first day.
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.
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