Asiana Airlines makes it a contract hat-trick for LSG Sky Chefs

Third major contract with an Asian airline in just eight weeks

January 15, 2007

LSG Sky Chefs’ London-Heathrow Customer Service Centre has won its third major contract with an Asian airline in just eight weeks.

Asiana Airlines has become the latest organisation to sign up with LSG Sky Chefs, following hot on the heels of new contracts awarded recently by Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways.

The London-Heathrow Customer Service Centre will provide in-flight services and around 1,200 meals each week for business and economy classes on four weekly flights to Korea.

Dale Easdon, LSG Sky Chefs’ new Regional Chief Operating Officer UK, said: “My role is to develop business opportunities throughout the UK market and the award of these important Asian contracts underpins the quality, efficiency and competitiveness of services offered by our company.”

Michael Whitfield, LSG Sky Chefs’ Director of Sales and Services UK and Eire, who has been instrumental in negotiating the new wave of business, said: “Our strategy to win all three of these Asian carriers has been built upon our excellent in-house production. All Asian airlines are particularly keen to offer their passengers the very best authentic experience and LSG Sky Chefs has gone to great lengths to ensure the authenticity and quality of our product. Our specialised in-house-produced cuisine certainly sets us apart from our competitors.”

Services to Asiana Airways are scheduled to commence next month with LSG Sky Chefs supplying around 63,000 meals annually. Thai Airways contract starts from March 1 involving around 330,000 meals each year while the Singapore Airlines contract, which commenced at the end of November 2006, accounts for another 475,000 meals.

The LSG Group is the world’s leading provider of end-to-end onboard products and services for the travel industry. It possesses a strong portfolio of independent expert brands: LSG Sky Chefs (catering and hospitality, including lounges), Retail inMotion (onboard retail), SPIRIANT (onboard equipment) and Evertaste (convenience food). The LSG Group is headquartered in Neu-Isenburg, near Frankfurt, Germany. In 2017, its almost 35,000 employees achieved consolidated revenues of EUR 3.2 billion. Additionally, the LSG Group has a rich network of joint ventures and partnerships partners around the globe, employing more than 20,000 staff and generating non-consolidated revenues of EUR 1.3 billion. www.lsg-group.com