LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business with Azul
Neu-Isenburg, Germany/Sao Paulo, Brazil – LSG Sky Chefs,
the worlds largest provider of in-flight services, announced today that they have significantly expanded their business with Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (Azul), in line with the internationalization and rapid growth of this carrier. LSG Sky Chefs has been providing Azul with traditional catering services at all its Brazilian locations since last year.
Now the airline has chosen LSG Sky Chefs to cater their first scheduled international flights from Sao Paulo Viracopos International Airport (VCP) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO), Florida, USA. Deliveries will come from LSG Sky Chefs Sao Paulo-Guarulhos Airport customer service center until they can set up a small facility at VCP.
Additionally, SPIRIANT, LSG Sky Chefs equipment company, has been selected to support the introduction of the new meal service with onboard equipment and will be part of the development of the final equipment selection and tender.
Azul was founded in 2008 by David Neeleman (who also founded JetBlue) and has since become the third-largest Brazilian airline. In just five years, the carrier has gone from flying 2 million passengers a year to more than 20 million. Not surprisingly, Azul is one of the fastest-growing airlines worldwide. It currently has a fleet of 142 planes.
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.