GCG Ground Acquires Company in St Lucia

GCG Ground, a division of Goddard Enterprises Ltd has expanded its Ground Handling business with the acquisition of Caribbean Dispatch Services Ltd. (CDSL) in St. Lucia.

CDS Customer Service team for American Airlines.

CDS Customer Service team for American Airlines.

It is expected that the company’s 234 employees will remain unaffected by the acquisition which took effect on August 20th 2019. The company presently provides a full suite of ground handling services to both narrow and wide body aircraft at Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in St. Lucia. CDSL presently services all the leading airlines that land at UVF including- Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Jet Blue, Thomas Cook Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, TUI Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways and West Jet.

Managing Director of Goddard Enterprises Ltd Anthony Ali stated “We are extremely pleased to have the experienced team at CDSL as part of the Goddard Group through GCG Group. We know that both organisations will benefit by the association and look forward to working closely with the entire team there.”

Senior members of the GCG Group and CDS Team from left Sherill Rismay - CDS Human Resources Assistant, Lynda Pantoja – GCG Group Human Resources Manager, Aaron Grant – CDS Acting General Manager, Bruno Barrientos – GCG Ground Handling Division Manager

Senior members of the GCG Group and CDS Team from left Sherill Rismay – CDS Human Resources Assistant, Lynda Pantoja – GCG Group Human Resources Manager, Aaron Grant – CDS Acting General Manager, Bruno Barrientos – GCG Ground Handling Division Manager

President GCG Group Stewart Massiah commented “I am both humbled and excited by the opportunity to expand our Ground Handling operations to St Lucia where we have operated since 1987 through Goddard Catering Group (St Lucia) Ltd. We welcome the addition of the CDSL employees to our team of over 4,200 dedicated employees across the Caribbean and Latin America. We look forward to taking care of our customers and to working closely with all stakeholders in St Lucia and contributing to the growth and development of the country in general and tourism in particular.

CDSL has been providing ground handling services at UVF since 1994 and UVF is now the sixth Airport in the Caribbean and Latin America where GCG Ground provides ground handling services.

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