LSG Sky Chefs Lounge GmbH Expands in the U.S.
Management of Lufthansa/Star Alliance lounges at New York’s JFK Airport
Neu-Isenburg – Subsidiary LSG Sky Chefs Lounge GmbH (LLG) began managing the Lufthansa lounges at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport earlier this month. The new contract has a term of four years and includes the Lufthansa Senator, Business and First Class lounges, which are also accessible to Star Alliance passengers.
The Lufthansa lounge area at JFK Airport spreads over three floors, welcoming and catering to some 92,000 guests a year. The LLG team won over the customer with a lounge concept that combines Lufthansa’s brand values with local trends and global passenger needs.
“Fresh, authentic handmade products played a vital role for us when we were developing our food and beverage concept,” explained Jörg Tüttelmann, VP Culinary Excellence at LSG Sky Chefs. “The teams took to the streets of New York seeking inspiration in what and how people are currently eating and consuming there. These observations, and our many years of experience, were incorporated into our concept.”
As a special treat, Lufthansa First Class guests can now enjoy short ribs braised sous vide, Maine lobster bisque, classic veal schnitzel and an exquisite champagne and wine selection. In the Senator lounge, a New York-style bar offers an authentic Big Apple experience with a seasoned bartender mixing classic cocktails. Meals in the Business and Senator lounges are served buffet-style but also follow the general culinary concept.
“Our partnership with Lufthansa at JFK is a key milestone in our expansion plans. At the same time, it is an acknowledgement of the success of our collaboration at existing hubs in Europe,” Jens H. Kreutzer, Managing Director of LSG Sky Chefs Lounge GmbH. “The entire team has been looking forward to welcoming the first guests at the New York lounges.”
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