dnata and Cebu Pacific Air expand partnership across Asia Pacific
dnata awarded multi-year contracts in Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore
Singapore/Melbourne, 4 March 2021 – dnata, a global leading air services provider, and Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), the Philippines' largest carrier, have expanded their long-standing partnership in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to the multi-year extension of an existing contract at Sydney Airport (SYD), dnata has been selected to provide a range of ground handling services to the airline at Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Singapore Changi Airport (SIN).
In Melbourne and Singapore, dnata will ensure safe and smooth turnaround of CEB's flights by delivering ramp and passenger handling services with a team of highly-trained aviation professionals. In Singapore, dnata will also support the carrier's cargo operations from its state-of-the-art facilities. The Sydney contract extension will see dnata continue to provide cargo services to the airline at SYD.
Dirk Goovaerts, dnata's Regional CEO for Asia Pacific, said: "After five years of a successful partnership in Sydney, we are proud to become the ground handler of choice for Cebu Pacific Air at two additional airports in the region. These contract wins demonstrate our valued partner's trust and confidence in our quality services, as well as the dedication and agility of our skilled team. We continue to work hard to consistently provide service excellence to CEB and their customers across the region."
Michael Ivan Shau, Chief Operations Officer at Cebu Pacific, said: "As we continue working towards being a world-class airline, we are always on the lookout for transformative opportunities. Last year, we commenced a network-wide review of our supply chain arrangements, including our airport, ground and cargo handling contracts. As a result of these recent bids, we are pleased to commit a significant part of CEB's ground handling business to dnata across the Asia Pacific region. We believe this move to consolidate contracts across the region with a trusted partner will further support our path towards recovery."
A trusted partner of over 300 airline customers, dnata operates at 126 airports globally. In the Asia Pacific region dnata provides quality and safe ground handling, cargo and catering services to more than 80 airlines at 14 airports in four countries, including Australia, Singapore, Indonesia and The Philippines.
dnata is one of the world's largest air services providers. Established in 1959, the company ensures the aviation industry operates smoothly and efficiently at 126 airports. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 35 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 300 airline customers around the world. In the financial year 2019-20 dnata's customer-oriented teams handled 681,000 aircraft, moved 2.9 million tonnes of cargo, uplifted more than 93 million meals, and recorded a total transaction value (TTV) of travel services of US$ 3.0 billion.
About Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB)
Cebu Air Inc. ("CEB") is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.
CEB, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Cebgo, fly to 36 domestic and 25 international destinations, with over 100 routes. The CEB network operates flights out of seven strategically placed hubs in the Philippines: Clark, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Kalibo, Cebu, Iloilo and Manila.
The Cebu Pacific fleet comprises 73 aircraft — seven (7) Airbus A321NEO, five (5) A320NEO, seven (7) Airbus A321CEO, 25 Airbus A320, seven (7) A330, six (6) ATR 72-500, 13 ATR 72-600, one (1) A330 Freighter and two (2) ATR 72-500F Freighter. CEB boasts of one of the youngest fleets in the world, with an average fleet age of five (5) years.
A member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Cebu Pacific has achieved full compliance with IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) — considered as the benchmark of the highest standards for safety in the airline industry, joining a roster of 429 airlines worldwide that have strictly complied with the most stringent of international standards governing aviation safety.
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