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Toll Dnata Expands Its Footprint In Australia

22 January 2008

Toll Dnata Expands Its Footprint In Australia

Dnata, part of the Dubai-based Emirates Group, has announced a further expansion of its airport handling business in Australia through the acquisition of two regional businesses in Australia.

Toll Dnata Airport Services (TDAS), a 50 per cent joint venture between Toll Holdings Ltd in Australia and Dnata, has acquired the airport handling operations of Skystar at Perth and Brisbane airports, as well as the international passenger handling operations of Aerocare at Sydney and Adelaide.

Emirates Airline flies four times daily from New Zealand via Australia to Dubai and beyond.

The acquisition of Skystar’s ground handling operations at Perth and Brisbane enables TDAS to strengthen and enhance its service capability in Brisbane, and to enter the Perth ground handling market for the first time. In addition, TDAS will benefit by taking on a hugely talented team of staff, modern equipment, prime facilities and new customers. Skystar, which will retain its airport handling business at various other domestic airports in Australia and New Zealand, is a subsidiary of Monadelphous, one of Australia's leading engineering groups.

By taking Aerocare into its fold, TDAS brings ‘in-house’ the services previously sub-contracted by TDAS to Aerocare at Adelaide and Sydney. TDAS will again benefit from acquiring a very talented pool of staff locally, new equipment and well-located airport facilities. Aerocare has retained its airport handling business at other domestic airports in Australia.

Both acquisitions enable TDAS to expand its footprint in Australia, broaden its suite of high-quality ground handling services, and offer an even more compelling value-proposition to airline customers.

Dnata has over four decades of expertise in airport services, providing high quality passenger, ramp and cargo handling services, to airline customers. With these latest acquisitions Dnata now has airport operations in 17 cities across seven countries (Australia, China, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland and the UAE).


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