UK-based security solutions firm G4S has been awarded a three-year contract to provide security services at Dubai Airports.
The latest contract, which comes with a two-year extension option, will see G4S deliver its existing services and a series of additional services to Dubai International, one of the busiest airports worldwide for international passenger traffic.
With around 1,000 staff, G4S will offer boarding pass checks, security screening and a new lost and found service.
The company will also continue to support Dubai Airports’ ‘May I Help You?’ programme that was launched in 2008.
The service also supports the movement of travellers across the various terminals both landside and airside in order to ensure that passengers are directed to the correct areas of the airport.
Under the new contract, G4S will also provide services at Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International when the airport opens its passenger terminal building in October 2013.
G4S Global Aviation Solutions director David Stockton said that the company extremely pleased to further develop its partnership with Dubai Airports.
"This contract highlights our extensive understanding of the dynamics of a large aviation operation and demonstrates how our focus on customer service enables us to create a better airport experience for all," Stockton added.
Dubai Airports terminal operations vice president Majed Al Joker said: "We are glad that G4S will continue to play an important role in helping us deliver the high levels of services our customer have come to expect."
G4S currently provides aviation services to 120 airports across the globe, including Heathrow, Schiphol, Dubai, Bangkok, Johannesburg and Hong Kong.
Image: Dubai International Airport is one of the busiest airports worldwide for international passenger traffic.