Chapman Freeborn

Governments, VIPs and international aid agencies use the services of this bespoke air travel business. Headquartered at Gatwick and operating from 35 offices in 25 countries, Chapman Freeborn specialises in aircraft charter and leasing services. Last year the firm, led by chief executive Russi Batliwala, acquired Alltrans International, an Australian cargo company, for an undisclosed sum. After our research closed, it reported that its sales fell to £456.7m in 2011

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Company details
Year2012
Rank32
CompanyChapman Freeborn
ActivityAir charter broker
LocationGatwick
Sales £m462.1
Operating profit £m20.7
Main shareholdersRussi Batliwala (40%), Shahe Ouzounian (23%), Christopher Chapman (22%), other management (15%)
Staff365
Founded1973
Websitewww.chapman-freeborn.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda