dnata appoints Charles Galloway as Regional CEO for Asia Pacific

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dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, announced the appointment of Charles Galloway as its Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region.

In his new role, Charles will oversee dnata’s operations at 13 airports in four countries, including Australia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia, managing 4,800 aviation professionals. Charles will be based in Singapore and report to David Barker, dnata’s Divisional Senior Vice President for Airport Operations. Charles’s appointment is effective immediately.

Charles has over 20 years of experience in the global aviation, travel and logistics industries. He has been with dnata for over three years, previously leading the commercial development of dnata’s international airport operations division globally. He has also been a board director of dnata USA since 2020. Prior to joining dnata, Charles held various senior leadership roles at Swissport International and Thomson Airways in both Switzerland and the UK.

David Barker said: “In recent years dnata has significantly invested in infrastructure, equipment and technology, earning the trust and loyalty of dozens of new airline customers across the Asia Pacific region. Charles’s broad experience and passion for quality and customer success will help us cement our leading position in this strategic market. We stay focussed on consistently delivering world-class services and safety at all dnata airports globally.”

A trusted partner of over 300 airline customers, dnata provides quality and safe ground handling, cargo, catering and travel services in 35 countries. In the financial year 2020-21 dnata’s customer-oriented teams handled 290,000 aircraft, moved 2.7 million tons of cargo, and uplifted some 17 million meals.