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BRUSSELS. March 28, 2019. Airport handling company dnata has opened an €8 million, 14,000 sq.mt. cargo centre at Brussels Airport. The company’s first customer is Singapore Airlines that operates eight flights a week with a B747 freighter.

 Arnaud Feist CEO of Brussels Airport Company and Erik de Goeij CEO dnata The Netherlands and BelgiumThe new facility incorporates 4,500 sq.mt. of warehouse space to handle a potential 125,000 tons of cargo annually including perishables, pharmaceuticals, dangerous goods, live animals, aircraft engines and vehicles.

dnata is already providing cargo handling services to 25 cargo and eight passenger airlines at Schiphol and plans to leverage synergies between both airports for its customers.

“We are thrilled to establish operations at another important cargo hub,” commented dnata CEO for the Netherlands and Belgium Eric de Goeij. “Our best-in-class facility at Brussels Airport significantly increases our cargo handling capacity in the region, which we expect to stimulate the local cargo industry.”

Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company added: “dnata has already positioned itself as a key cargo player at our airport with a dedicated infrastructure for pharmaceuticals and an active participation in our cargo community Air Cargo Belgium. And so, it is with positive expectations I look forward to this new partnership.”

Part of the Emirates Group, dnata provides cargo services at 88 airports in 14 countries handling over 1,900 flights and over 9,000 tons of cargo a day.

Pictured left to right: Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company and Erik de Goeij, dnata CEO for The Netherlands and Belgium.

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