LSG Sky Chefs Opens new Tampa Facility

June 17, 2015

Neu-Isenburg, Germany – LSG Sky Chefs opened its newest state-of-the-art Customer Service Center (CSC) in Tampa, Florida, USA, after completing the transition from its old airline-catering facility.

Built in tandem with the expansion of the Tampa International Airport (TPA), the new unit is better equipped to deal with the growth being experienced in this market. The CSC covers an area of approximately 30,000 square feet (about 27,000 square meters) from where some 50 employees will handle an average of 50 flights per day. Features include refrigerated production rooms and the Enviropure eco-friendly waste-disposal system, which provides the rapid breakdown and removal of food waste on-site.

The company’s customers in Tampa include American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Edelweiss Air, Cayman Airways, Sun Country Airlines, Copa Airlines and Alaska Airlines.

The Tampa International Airport expansion plan outlines three phases to eventually accommodate 35 million passengers a year. That is more than double its current number. The plan allows for a “build as demand dictates” approach to growth, with phases based on passenger volume. The construction of LSG Sky Chefs’ new facility was spurred by the plan.

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.