Airline catering services provider dnata has opened a new 4,700m² specialist facility at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, Texas, US.
The expansion is expected to generate more than 150 new jobs with the company.
The catering firm will use the facility to serve more than 10,000 meals per day to customers in the region.
In addition, dnata has partnered with British Airways to offer catering services for its two daily flights operated from Houston.
dnata catering divisional senior vice-president Robin Padgett said: “We are delighted to open another best-in-class catering facility at a major US airport.
“Our expansion into Houston once again underlines our commitment to the United States, where we see excellent business opportunities for dnata. In 2019, we will continue to enhance our operations in the country by investing in new facilities and growing our team with highly skilled, local catering professionals.
“We look forward to providing quality services and products to an increasing number of airlines in the US ensuring an exceptional dining experience for their passengers on each flight.”
Furthermore, the catering firm is planning to open four additional catering facilities at the airports of Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), Newark (EWR) and San Francisco (SFO) this year.
This move will allow the company to offer catering services at eight airports across the country by end of year.
dnata acquired New York-headquartered inflight and VIP caterer 121 Inflight Catering last year. The company currently operates catering facilities at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) New York, Nashville International Airport (BNA), and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).
In January, dnata unveiled a new facility in Canberra, Australia, and invested A$6.5m ($4.67m) in the new facility to increase capacity for further growth.