LSG Sky Chefs Opens New Facility in Panama

March 26, 2014

Neu-Isenburg, Germany/Panama City, Panama – Yesterday, LSG Sky Chefs officially opened its brand new, state-of-the art facility at Tocumen International Airport in Panama. The new facility was built in parallel with the airport expansion, which was started in response to the significant passenger growth in this Central American nation.

LSG Sky Chefs serves hub carrier Copa Airlines, as well as a number of international carriers, including Air France, American Airlines, AviancaTaca, Delta, Iberia, KLM and United in Panama. The new facility covers an area of 6,400 square meters, which is double the size of the previous one, with spare space for growth. It is also loaded with some of the most modern equipment, ensuring upgraded processes and production flows. Currently, 515 employees produce 27,000 meals per day there for an average of 200 flights.

"This facility was built with the future in mind, a future of growth not only for LSG Sky Chefs, but for the Tocumen International Airport and Panama itself," said CEO Walter Gehl at the official opening ceremony. "The economic growth and many resulting developments are all strong signs that this country is redefining itself as a regional powerhouse."

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.