Two deals have kicked off aviation services consolidation in 2019, with Danish freight-forwarder DSV launching a bid for Swiss rival Panalpina, and Menzies Aviation securing approval to acquire UK ground handler Airline Services. Panalpina is best known as a freight forwarder, but the company carried over a million tons of air freight in 2018, using a Panalpina-branded Boeing 747-8F on wet-lease from US cargo specialist Atlas Air. DSV submitted an unsolicited, nonbinding proposal to ...

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