Aviation Business

Dubai’s dnata com­pletes aqui­si­tion of New York-based in­flight and VIP caterer

Founded in 2007, 121 In­flight Cater­ing of­fers premium cater­ing ser­vices to com­mer­cial air­lines and pri­vate jets from its fa­cil­i­ties at New York JFK and Nashville In­ter­na­tional Air­port

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dnata, the Dubai-based air ser­vices provider, has an­nounced that it has com­pleted the ac­qui­si­tion of New York-head­quar­tered in­flight and VIP caterer, 121 In­flight Cater­ing.

The com­pany said the ac­qui­si­tion al­lows it to sig­nif­i­cantly ex­pand its op- er­a­tions in the United States, fur­ther strength­en­ing its global net­work of cater­ing busi­nesses.

Founded in 2007, 121 In­flight Cater­ing of­fers premium cater­ing ser­vices to com­mer­cial air­lines and pri­vate jets from its fa­cil­i­ties at New York JFK and Nashville In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

It em­ploys more than 350 culi­nary pro­fes­sion­als, and serves 21 in­ter­na­tional air­lines and hun­dreds of pri­vate avi­a­tion cus­tomers.

Over the past year dnata has in­vested sig­nif­i­cantly in grow­ing its global cater­ing net­work. The com­pany’s most re­cent mile­stones in­clude the open­ing of a new cater­ing fa­cil­ity in Dublin, Ire­land, and the ac­qui­si­tion of Qan­tas Air­ways’ cater­ing divi­sion in Aus­tralia.

dnata is also in the fi­nal stages of com­plet­ing its new Van­cou­ver fa­cil­ity - its first cater­ing fa­cil­ity in Canada – which will for­mally open in 2019.

“We are ex­cited to ex­pand our op­er­a­tions in the United States, the world’s largest avi­a­tion mar­ket,” said Robin Pad­gett, di­vi­sional se­nior vice pres­i­dent for dnata’s cater­ing divi­sion.

“We are de­lighted to be join­ing forces with dnata, a global player in the cater­ing in­dus­try,” added Joe Savino, man­ag­ing part­ner at 121 In­flight Cater­ing. “Lev­er­ag­ing the strengths and syn­er­gies pro­vided by our part­ner­ship, we look for­ward to of­fer­ing an even more out­stand­ing value propo­si­tion in the mar­ket. We are sure our stake­hold­ers will ben­e­fit from this co­op­er­a­tion.”

Be­sides the flight cater­ing fa­cil­i­ties at New York-JFK and Nashville In­ter­na­tional Air­port, the ac­qui­si­tion also in­cludes two sep­a­rate res­tau­rants.

121’s flight cater­ing op­er­a­tions will be re­branded to dnata and con­tinue to op­er­ate un­der the guid­ance of the ex­ist­ing 121 man­age­ment team.

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The com­pany will be re­branded to dnata.

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