dnata UK

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dnata Ltd
Aircraft ground handling
Industry Aviation (Outsourcing)
Founded 1987
Headquarters London Heathrow Airport
Products Aircraft ground handling Airport lounges
Number of employees
circa 2000
Parent dnata
Website www.dnata.co.uk

dnata Ltd, formerly Plane Handling Ltd, is one of the largest independent aircraft ground handling companies in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1987 at Radius Park. The company specialises in ground and cargo handling and is headquartered at London Heathrow Airport.

dnata UK runs services at Heathrow and Manchester Airports. Its clients include EVA Air, Emirates, Singapore, Etihad, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Air India, Jet, Cathay Pacific and other international airlines at Heathrow.

As Plane Handling, the company was owned by the Go-Ahead Group until it was sold along with parts of Aviance UK to dnata in December 2009.[1] The company was subsequently renamed under the dnata brand.


  1. ^ London Heathrow - 3 December 2009 Archived March 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Plane Handling

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