Air services provider dnata will boost its cargo handling capacity by over 50% at Zürich Airport (ZRH) in Switzerland

Having signed a lease agreement with the airport authority, dnata plans to operate its new 9,500m² advanced warehouse facility as the sole occupant. Construction of the facility has already begun and is scheduled to be completed by 2027.

The new Rächtenwisen warehouse will provide 20 docking ramps for trucks, and separate areas for the handling of import and export processes, as well as hazardous goods. It will also include temperature-controlled areas for sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals and other perishable items.

In line with dnata’s group target of reducing its global carbon emissions and waste to landfill by 50% by 2030, the airport also plans to install solar PV panels to the roof of the landside building.

Wily Ruf, managing director, dnata Switzerland, said: “We are delighted to have secured this new facility in partnership with Zürich Airport. Our cargo business continues to grow, and this warehouse will ensure that we go beyond the demands of our customers, providing them with our best-in-class ground and cargo handling services. We will continue to invest in people, infrastructure and equipment to take our business to the next level in Switzerland.”

dnata currently operates at two Swiss airports, ZRH and Geneva (GVA)
dnata currently operates at two Swiss airports, ZRH and Geneva (GVA) dnata