Global Caterer Expands its Presence in Ireland

A global air services provider has opened its newest flight catering facility at Dublin Airport. dnata, a part of the Emirates Group, unveiled its new facility, which comes in addition to its Cork catering facility and its 61 other catering locations worldwide.

The new facility will provide catering to airlines, focusing on premium, long-haul carriers for which the company can supply up to 4,000 meals at current capacity, each day. At full capacity, dnata expects to create 60 new jobs including chefs, operations managers, logistics managers, drivers, stores and health and safety staff.

The new catering facility comprises industrial-sized kitchen, food prep and assembly areas, together with storage.

Commenting on the new facility, Gary Chapman, President, dnata, said: “Passenger traffic through Dublin Airport is up year-on-year since 2011 and it is just a matter of time before it reaches the 30 million mark. In Dublin, we have identified a really strong opportunity to provide the growing number of long-haul carriers, and their customers, with great-tasting, high quality in-flight meals. We see this as a real vote of confidence in the Irish market, which we will support further by sourcing from local food producers and suppliers.”

Pictured above: Gary Chapman, President of dnata, with Cormac O’Connell, Dublin Airport Authority