Dawson Media Direct is the world's leading distributor of newspapers, magazines and digital publications to airlines and international rail operators.

We work with over 120 international airlines and each year manage more than 130 million daily newspapers and magazines worldwide.

Latest News from DMD

7th September 2015

DMD and Singapore Airlines renew supply contract at Manchester Airport

The contract renewal extends DMD’s four-year relationship with Singapore Airlines in supplying daily newspapers for first and business class passengers at Manchester Airport.

17th August 2015

A date for your diary: Visit us at APEX EXPO Portland

DMD and DMD Phantom are exhibiting as usual this autumn at the APEX/IFSA EXPO, alongside Phantom’s associate company Bluebox Avionics.

DMD Phantom provides inflight entertainment to airlines & travel operators, manages content & production services, delivers superior value & innovation and co-owns IFE platform provider Bluebox Avionics.

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Our parent group operates four market-focused divisions, offering unrivalled expertise in News & Media, Books, Education & Care and Parcel Freight. Its businesses are recognised as among the best in their respective markets. At the heart of Connect Group's News & Media division are Smiths News and its specialist subsidiary DMD.


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