Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had approved to avail services of the United Arab Emirates-based Gerry’s Dnata’s services for providing ground handling, cargo and technical services at the country’s three main airports.
Gerry’s dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, said it would now be able to provide full line maintenance support at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad airports.
One of the company’s launch flydubai airline, already serves at four airports in Pakistan, to provide a range of ramp and passenger handling services to the airline and its customers.
“As Pakistan’s leading ground handler, we constantly enhance our offering to best meet the needs of our customers. We are confident that our airline partners will welcome the expansion of our portfolio and take advantage of getting quality and safe ground handling and technical services from a single provider,” said Syed Haris Raza, vice president of Gerry’s dnata.
“Our team of highly trained, seasoned professionals will deliver world-class quality and safety for our valued customers.”
Mick Hills, senior vice president for engineering and maintenance at flydubai, said they were looking forward to expanding their relationship with Gerry’s dnata in Pakistan.
“Having a single, local provider to oversee our line maintenance, as well as ground handling, will add more efficiencies to our fleet management and ensure a quicker turnaround of our aircraft,” Hills said.
Over the past year, Gerry’s dnata has continued to enhance its operations and services to help airlines safely transport passengers and precious cargo to and from Pakistan, according to the air services provider.
It said it made significant investments in infrastructure, technology and equipment, including the opening of a new, modern cargo facility in Lahore that doubled the company’s cargo handling capacity at the airport.
The UAE-based operator said its team comprised over 2,500 professionals, who assisted more than 7 million passengers and handled 150,000 tons of cargo annually.