Emirates, the Dubai-based airline and travel services provider, has reached an agreement to acquire a 49% interest in Alpha Flight Services
Australia - a leading provider of in-flight catering services in Australia.
As part of the agreement, Alpha Flight Services will provide in-flight catering for Emirates flights from Australia starting January 2008. This
investment will be Emirates' second joint venture operation for in-flight catering services. Its first, Emirates Flight Catering in Dubai, recently
opened one of the world's largest in-flight catering facilities in terms of throughput capacity which could reach 115,000 meals per day.
Peter Smith, Managing Director of Alpha Flight Services Australia
said, "We are glad to welcome Emirates as a partner. They have extensive
experience in flight catering and an established reputation in the aviation services arena. We believe their expertise will help us raise the bar
in the market for quality services while adding value to our customers and operations."
Alpha Flight Services Australia provides in-flight catering at nine airports in Australia, including all major international gateways, serving 16
customer airlines with over four million meals per annum. It is a 100% owned subsidiary of Alpha Airports Group Plc, a UK based
company which provides in-flight catering and duty free services in 12 countries worldwide.
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