Emirates Group's subsidiary dnata launched operations in Zanibar airport, where the airport services provider, along with partners including Emirates Leisure Retail, is driving a $10 million investment.

Dnata launched operations at Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) with its partners Emirates Leisure Retail and SEGAP, a joint venture between airport infrastructure and operations specialists Egis, and private equity fund manager AIIM (African Infrastructure Investment Managers).

The three companies will work closely together to deliver world-class services for airlines and passengers at the newly-built international terminal (T3) of Zanzibar, dnata said in a statement.

The partnership is expected to significantly contribute to the government’s target of boosting its trade and tourism sectors.

The investment of dnata, Emirates Leisure Retail and SEGAP represents over $10 million and, to date, has created some 500 local jobs with the companies.

Emirates Leisure Retail has partnered with MMI as master concessionaire for all food and beverage, duty free and commercial outlets at T3.

SEGAP entered into a 10-year technical partnership with Zanzibar Airports Authority (ZAA) to manage and operate Zanzibar and Pemba airports.

(Writing by Brinda Darasha; editing by Seban Scaria)