Joint cargo services venture inaugurated at Milan Malpensa

Both companies will provide cargo services, enabling the optimisation of operations at the airport

Airport Handling – dnata’s joint venture in Italy – and Beta Trans, a leading cargo services provider entered into a strategic partnership to offer a range of cargo services at Milan Malpensa Airport.

The collaboration of the two companies allows both to offer high quality and safe ramp and cargo handling, warehousing and road feeder services.

Air Handling and Beta Trans
Photo Air Handling and Beta Trans 

By working together, the pair expect to be able to optimise operations and service offering whilst delivering efficient handling processes.

Alberto Morosi, CEO of Airport Handling, is “delighted” by the new partnership: “Our world-class ground handling offering including our state-of-the-art GSE fleet and Betatrans’ ultramodern facilities will ensure that we consistently provide excellent services.”

Customers will also be able to take advantage of advanced infrastructure, equipment and newly advanced technologies.

In recent years, both companies’ investments have included a 13,000m2 warehouse, 420m2 CEIV pharma facility and additional eco-efficient ground support equipment such as cool dollies which are able to transport temperature sensitive goods.

“This partnership enables both companies to complete their offering and enhance cooperation with customers by providing them with a single point of contact. Airline tenders often have international relevance; therefore, this project also allows us to grow and refine our commercial offer,” said Giorgio Bianculli, CEO of Beta Trans.

Airport Handling is the leading air services provider at Malpensa and Linate. Before the pandemic affected air travel, the company’s teams handled over 28 million passengers and 110,000 flights per year.

Beta Trans was founded in 1957 and works with over 100 airlines and freight forwarders – handling more than 300,000 tons of cargo annually.