Farnborough, 8th November 2016 – On Air Dining Ltd, one of the world’s leading inflight catering companies, has acquired Emily’s Inflight Food Services Ltd, a UK based catering company for private and business aviation. This acquisition significantly strengthens On Air Dining’s position as one of the premium culinary concierge suppliers to the private and business aviation market.
Emily’s operated from Farnborough Airport where Robert Fry, CEO and owner, first commenced trading in this sector as a sole trader in 1986, before opening Emily’s in 2009.
“This new acquisition and rebrand falls in line with our 2016 – 2020 strategic plan which is to increase our presence in priority markets through further expansion both organically and via suitable mergers and acquisitions” said Daniel Hulme, CEO and Founder, On Air Dining. “On Air Dining’s newly developed technology, coupled with our desire to advance our service offering throughout the Business Jet arena will see us consolidate our position through to 2020. This will further help strengthen our reputation for consistently putting clients at the heart of what we do and in providing a bespoke culinary experience that is enshrined in quality and innovation.”
“I am delighted to witness the successful growth of On Air Dining under CEO Daniel and his team in what is a very short space of time” said Robin Southwell, Board Chairman, shareholder and former CEO of the Airbus Group UK. “The next few years are looking very promising indeed.”
“We are very pleased to welcome On Air Dining to the Airport” said Brandon O’Reilly, CEO, TAG Farnborough Airport. “This dynamic culinary concierge company is highly regarded within the aviation industry.”
“Emily’s possessed an enviable client portfolio and a strong reputation for only using the freshest ingredients to produce exceptional food from produce sourced from our farm” said Charlie Robinson, COO, On Air Dining. “This distinctive identity, now rebranded as On Air Dining will enable us to continue advancing our foothold to become one of the top in-flight UK based caterers. With this exciting acquisition from our location at Farnborough Airport we are perfectly placed to attract clientele from the London and South East corridors which will enable us to grow our proposition while maintaining our outstanding customer service and continuing to deliver innovative menus to clients, even at very short notice.”
All Emily’s employees will remain on as part of the On Air team. Robert Fry will step down as CEO in order to concentrate on the continuing production of rare and unique produce from the On Air Dining Farm. This is Robert’s true passion and On Air Dining is looking forward to providing innovative and freshly sourced ingredients to their clients through this close partnership.
About On Air Dining Limited
Launched two years ago, On Air Dining has rapidly established itself as the leading premier in-flight caterer and has quickly become the marque for inflight concierge, fine dining and interiors. The in-flight teams serve a multitude of international clients daily from all over the world and take genuine care of each and every one by providing a personalised and innovative customer experience.
On Air Dining has now gained its Halal certification and has at its disposal a fleet of refrigerated vans and high-loaders. On Air Dining prides itself on being able to cater for any client request.