Ground handling specialist dnata has announced it has reached an agreement with Lynx Holdings LP to acquire its AirLogistix USA cargo handling operations at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston (IATA: IAH) in the USA.
The 30,000sq ft facility includes the only dedicated perishable cargo facility at Houston airport and is suitable for perishable products including pharmaceuticals, fruits, vegetables, fish and flowers.
The company said more than 16,000 tonnes of perishable cargo were handled from this warehouse last year and, in addition to this, the facility also has capacity to handle up to 20,000 tonnes of regular air cargo.
As part of this transaction, AirLogistix USA and dnata say they have committed to open a similar facility at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the summer of 2017. This second facility will cover 37,000sq ft (2,787m²), and have a dedicated perishables handling facility.
Stewart Angus, dnata’s Divisional Senior Vice President of International Airport Operations commented: “This represents dnata’s first step into the US cargo market. We look forward to working with the Houston and Dallas Fort Worth Airports to support continued growth at these important airports.”