LSG Sky Chefs Opens New Joint Venture Facility in Nanjing, China

July 2, 2014

Hong Kong, China / Neu-Isenburg, Germany – In keeping pace with the impressive growth at one of the largest airports in China, LSG Sky Chefs has opened a new catering facility at Nanjing Lukou International Airport. The airport operator is also the joint venture partner of LSG Sky Chefs, the world’s largest provider of in-flight services, at this location.

The 5,000 square-meter advanced unit can produce up to 20,000 meals per day and is designed to meet the growing needs of the airport through the year 2030. Lukou International is one of the top 15 airports in China, with 1,350 departures per week to three regional destinations, 56 major domestic cities and 22 international airports.

The airport has also just opened a new terminal and an additional runway that can accommodate the A380. Thanks to these developments, it will have an estimated capacity of 30 million passengers by 2020.

Nanjing is home to a number of important companies in the fields of electronics, car manufacturing, petrochemicals, steel and energy. They include international employers like Volkswagen, FIAT, Bosch and Siemens.

“This project is a long-term investment which proves that we truly believe in the
growth and prosperity of Nanjing,” said HK Cheung, LSG Sky Chefs’ Regional Chief Operating Officer Asia/Pacific. “We are very proud of our partnership with Nanjing Lukou International Airport and are looking forward to continuing our relationship well into the future.”

LSG Sky Chefs’ joint venture with Nanjing Lukou International Airport was established in 1998 and renewed in 2011 with a new 15-year contract – two years before the expiration of the existing partnership agreement.

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.