Dnata reached agreement to purchase a majority stake in Air Dispatch
29 July 2016
Dnata has reached an agreement to purchase a majority stake in Air Dispatch (part of the Chapman Freeborn Group). Air Dispatch was founded in 2007 and has a client portfolio that includes Air Berlin, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, LOT, SAS, Qantas, and Qatar Airways. “Air Dispatch is the global market leader in centralised load services to the airline community. This latest acquisition will allow us to further broaden our portfolio to our airline customers and strengthen our position as a leading global air services provider,” said Stewart Angus, Dnata’s divisional senior vice president of International Airport Operations. Nick Yeadon, CEO of Air Dispatch CLC and his management team will continue to lead the business. The acquisition of Air Dispatch follows other recent high-profile transactions by Dnata, including the acquisition of Ground Services International in the US, RM Ground Services in Brazil, and investment in ground handling operations in Milan and cargo facilities at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands.