Handler extends Heathrow site


Dubai handling company dnata has extended off-airport cargo centre at London Heathrow airport with a 10,500sq m Phase II extension to its existing 22,500sq m Phase 1 facility which opened in September 2019.

It forms part of the company’s ‘dnata City East’ complex which dnata says is by far  the largest off-site cargo handling operation at Heathrow.

Dnata will handle all Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo freight at dnata City East with exports remaining at the Phase I facility while the new Phase II site will cater for imports, significantly increasing handling capacity.

Both facilities offer carbon reduction initiatives, including the use of solar PV panels, air-source heat pumps and electric vehicle charging.