LSG Sky Chefs Wins Spirit Airlines Buy-on-Board Program

September 15, 2014

Irving, U.S. / Neu-Isenburg, Germany – LSG Sky Chefs, the world’s largest provider of in-flight services, has won the completely outsourced Buy-on-Board program from Spirit Airlines for a period of five years across the airlines’ entire network.

Spirit Airlines is an Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. It currently operates 65 airbus aircraft and over 250 daily flights to 56 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.

Under the contract, LSG Sky Chefs group will take over the onboard retail and catering program of this fast growing airline, including the delivery of beverages, a-la-carte snacks, and shelf-stable snack boxes, as well as point of sale technology.

“At Spirit Airlines we are focused on finding efficiencies that help us keep costs low, so we can offer lower fares to our customers.” said Charlie Rue, Spirit’s Vice President of Supply Chain. “LSG Sky Chefs’ innovative onboard retail program will simplify Spirit’s catering and help us achieve this goal.”

“This deal is a milestone in our endeavor to position ourselves as the leader in the North American Buy-on-Board market”, said Pat Berkelbaugh, LSG Sky Chefs’ SVP Sales and Services North America. “The combined efforts of our Airline Catering, Buy-on-Board, and Technology teams have led to this great success.”

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.