12th March, 2008 – Dnata, the leading airport services provider in the Middle East, today welcomed Jet Aviation Handling AG into the group as Dnata Switzerland AG. The rebranding of the company is the final part of the process to integrate the two companies following the acquisition of Jet Aviation Handling AG, the airport handling division of Swiss-based Jet Aviation Group, by Dnata in November 2007. Stewart Angus, Divisional Senior Vice President of Dnata, said: "Jet Aviation Handling has always provided quality service to its airline customers in Switzerland and we are very proud to be able to include Dnata Switzerland AG, as part of our global business. Dnata is committed to developing the strengths of Dnata Switzerland AG, and ensuring that its airline customers continue to enjoy the highest possible levels of customer service.”
Urs Zorn, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Jet Aviation Handling AG said: "We are proud to be joining the global Dnata group and look forward to carrying the name Dnata Switzerland AG forward as we embark on this new stage in our company’s history. These changes do not affect the underlying focus and direction of the company, which remains to provide the highest levels of service to our customer airlines in Zurich and Geneva.”
The former Jet Aviation corporate identity will be updated to reflect the change to Dnata Switzerland AG. The logo, uniforms, airport vehicles and sign-posting at Zurich and Geneva airports will receive a fresh new look and contact numbers and e-mail addresses will be updated accordingly.
The rebranding will take effect from March 14, 2008.
Dnata was established in 1959 and is the ground and passenger handling agent at Dubai International Airport and the sole operator of the Dubai air cargo terminal. Dnata has since extended its operations internationally and now provides ground handling services at 17 airports in seven countries, including Singapore, Australia, Switzerland and China.
About Jet Aviation Handling AG/Dnata Switzerland AG
Jet Aviation Handling AG/Dnata Switzerland AG employs more than 1,100 employees at the international airports of Zurich and Geneva. The company serves more than 60 airlines from around the world, including British Airways, Air France, KLM, Emirates, Etihad, Continental, Air Berlin, Helvetic Airways, Qatar Airways, Belair and Edelweiss. It offers the full range of airport handling activities, including passenger services, lounge, ramp-handling, station and load control services and cargo. In 2007, the company looked after more than 5.5 million passengers, 60,000 aircraft movements and 75,000 tonnes of cargo.
Source: Jet Aviation Handling AG/Dnata Switzerland AG