Dubai-based airport and travel services firm Dnata has said it is set to acquire a 100% share of Italy's in-flight catering firm, Alpha Flight Group. The Milan-based firm has a turnover of Dhs2.3bn and employs over 5,800 staff in 11 countries. It produces over 120,000 meals per day at 58 airports globally. The acquisition will increase Dnata's international portfolio significantly, with the company's ground handling and catering operations now set to operate in 70 airports in 17 countries. The effective date for the transaction is expected to be by December 31, 2010.