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 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.