October 4 2019  |  Catering

dnata adds BOS and LAX to US footprint

By Rick Lundstrom

dnata, has expanded its catering operations in the United States opening units at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), bringing to six the number of catering facilities in the country.

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

dnata’s new facility in Boston complements the company’s existing operations in New York. At full capacity it will operate with a team of 150 people, supplying up to 12,500 meals a day. dnata has three airline customers at the airport.

As its first catering center on the West Coast of the country, dnata’s new facility in Los Angeles creates up to 100 jobs with the company and has a capacity of 10,000 meals a day. dnata’s launch customer in Los Angeles is Qantas.

“Passenger expectations continue to increase as global travel becomes more accessible and travelers experience the varied levels of service on offer,” said Robin Padgett, Divisional Senior Vice President at dnata’s catering division, in a September 25 release. “We pride ourselves on providing five-star catering services to our airline customers, ensuring an excellent dining experience for their passengers on board.

“We continue to invest in our operations and team in the United States to deliver on our ambitious goals and become a major player in this strategic market.”

Besides Boston and Los Angeles, the company operates catering facilities at the airports of Houston (IAH), New York (JFK), Nashville (BNA) and Orlando (SFB), serving commercial, VIP and private aviation companies in the United States. In October dnata will open an additional catering facility at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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