Pakistan ground services provider, Gerry’s dnata has been awarded a multi-year contract by Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The partnership will see Gerry’s dnata provide ground, passenger and cargo handling services to the airline at six airports in Pakistan, including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan and Faisalabad.
Syed Haris Raza, CEO of Gerry’s dnata, said: “We are proud to be the ground handler of choice for Gulf Air in Pakistan. We consistently invest in infrastructure, cutting-edge technologies and training to deliver the best possible services for our customers.
“Our new contract is a vote of confidence in our quality offering, and a testament to our team’s hard work and commitment to safety and service excellence. We look forward to a long-standing partnership with the airline.”
Gerry’s dnata has made significant investments over recent years in facilities, equipment, training and technology, while continually expanding its operations in Pakistan. Gerry’s dnata’s investments include a state-of-the-art import cargo centre at Jinnah International Airport (KHI) in Karachi.
The 6,690 sqm facility is equipped with the latest technologies for efficient handling and storage of all types of cargo, it said. It also offers temperature-controlled handling and storage solutions to airline customers with the GDP-certified facility playing a key role in the safe handling of COVID-19 vaccines, rapid test kits and other essential goods.
Gerry’s dnata also expanded its operations at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore (LHE) and opened a new export cargo terminal. The expansion nearly tripled the company’s cargo handling capacity in Lahore, supporting customers and their customers in increasing fruit export from the region.
Gerry’s dnata has won over 10 new contracts in the past 18 months and now serves over 30 scheduled and unscheduled airline customers at seven Pakistani airports.