LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in South Korea
Neu-Isenburg, Germany - With the recent addition of Busan, which opened earlier this year, LSG Sky Chefs now offers services at three of the busiest airports in South Korea, after more than a decade of collaboration with joint venture partner, Asiana Airlines. The two other airports served are Seoul Incheon and Seoul Gimpo (a delivery-only location).
Presently, the Busan facility is dedicated to Asiana but will extend services to other airlines starting in 2015. The facility is housed in a refurbished building that was transformed into a modern catering facility with a production area of 1,350 m² and a capacity of 4,000 meals per day.
Busan is located on South Korea’s southeast coast and is the country’s second largest city after the capital, Seoul. The city hosts a variety of industries and is the home of the worlds fifth-busiest seaport and one of Asias top convention centers. Busans Gimhae International Airport (PUS) saw traffic of more than 9.6 million passengers in 2013.Nearly 30 national and international airlines offer flights from this destination, including Asiana Airlines, AirAsia X, Dragonair, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Thai Airways and Vietnam Airlines.
We are proud that our close partnership with Asiana Airlines has allowed us to expand our presence in the South Korean market, said HK Cheung, LSG Sky Chefs Regional Chief Operating Officer Asia/Pacific. As traffic continues to grow at those airports, this is an important development as we strive for profitable growth.
The LSG Group is the world’s leading provider of end-to-end on-board products and services. These include catering, onboard retail and entertainment, onboard equipment and logistics, consulting and lounge services. The company’s dedication to culinary excellence and expertise in logistics has led to its successful entry into adjacent markets like train services and convenience retail. Its catering activities are marketed under the “LSG Sky Chefs” brand name, through which it delivers 591 million meals a year and is present at 211 airports in 50 countries. In 2015, the companies belonging to the LSG Group achieved consolidated revenues of € 3.0 billion.