LSG Sky Chefs Expands Global Business with Air New Zealand

August 18, 2015

Neu-Isenburg, Germany/Auckland, New Zealand – LSG Sky Chefs has been able to extend and expand its business with Air New Zealand on a global scale.

Beyond its longstanding partnership with the national carrier of New Zealand at its hub in Auckland, where the company just recently opened a brand new facility, the existing contracts for Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, London-Heathrow, Hong Kong and Shanghai have been extended by another five years.

Additionally, LSG Sky Chefs has been awarded new business with Air New Zealand for its customer service center in Buenos Aires and its Joint Venture operation in Tokyo-Narita, Cosmo Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Cosmo) which was established less than a year ago as a partnership with Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd. (JATCO).

“The business with LSG Sky Chefs is based on mutual trust and success gained over the past two decades,” comments Christopher Luxon, CEO of Air New Zealand. “LSG Sky Chefs has grown with Air New Zealand to become our preferred catering partner serving us at the majority of our long-haul destinations around the globe.”

“Our growth opportunities in Japan are enhanced as a result of our partnership with LSG Sky Chefs,” says Masao Saida, President of Cosmo. “The decision by Air New Zealand to move to Cosmo in Tokyo-Narita demonstrates how successful such a strategic partnership can be.”

“We thank our valued customer for their continued trust in our worldwide competence and the openness in continually working together to further improve and enhance passenger experience onboard their flights”, added HK Cheung, LSG Sky Chefs’ RCOO Asia/Pacific.

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.