GCG acquires Aruban firm
No effect on company employees
Airline catering in Aruba will take on a new look with the acquisition of Calloway Corporation by the Barbadian Goddard Catering Group (GCG).
The acquisition, which took effect on February 1, is not expected to affect the company’s 70 employees who now provide a full suite of catering services to private jets, narrow body and wide body aircraft every day of the year.
Calloway Corporation services all the leading airlines that land in Aruba – American Airlines, Arkefly, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Surinam Airways, Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook, Tiara Air, United Airlines, US Airways and GOL.
Managing director of Goddard Enterprises Limited, Anthony Ali, stated:
“We are extremely pleased to have the experienced team at Calloway Corporation as part of the Goddard group through the Goddard Catering Group. We know that both organisations will benefit by the association and look forward to working closely with the entire team there.”
Fully HACCP-certified, the Calloway Corporation can provide up to 6,000 meals per day, catering to major airlines and the six charter companies that pass through the Aruba airport. In addition, the company operates cafes off airport and has industrial catering operations in Aruba.
The organization which started in 1975 as the Aruba Catering Service was renamed the Calloway Corporation in 1991 when it moved to an expanded facility at the Queen Beatrix International Airport.
Aruba has become the 22nd country in which GCG operates.