Chapman Freeborn launches new Poland operation


Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has increased its investment in Poland with the launch of a new office in Katowice to meet increased demand for its specialist aviation services.

The group – which currently employs over 80 people in its Warsaw office – will target expansion for its range of products, including cargo and passenger aircraft charters, on board couriers (OBC), and centralised load control services via its Air Dispatch CLC subsidiary.

Group sales and marketing director, Alex Berry says: “The last few years have seen our business go from strength to strength in Poland and we believe there is a great opportunity to further develop our unique aviation services in this market.

“Katowice has an abundance of manufacturing industries and a growing reputation for business services – meaning the opportunities to expand our specialist charter and OBC services are significant.”

Chapman Freeborn has appointed Daniel Walaszek as general manager for its new Katowice business, with responsibility for expanding the company’s charter and OBC services in the local market, as well as eastern Europe and the Baltic states.

His most recent position before joining Chapman Freeborn was as special services operations manager for TNT Express Poland, where he oversaw time-critical cargo projects on a worldwide basis.

Berry says: “We are delighted to have Daniel join us in the position of general manager. He has extensive experience in the international logistics market which makes him a real asset to Chapman Freeborn as we expand our aircraft charter and OBC activities.”