Neu-Isenburg, Germany – LSG Sky Chefs, the world’s largest provider of in-flight services, has been awarded the short haul catering business for bmi, British Midland International.
bmi is the second largest airline at London Heathrow with ten per cent of slots and is the most punctual British carrier at the airport. The airline offers services within the UK, to Europe, the Middle East, Russia, CIS and Africa and carries approximately six million passengers per year.
The short haul in-flight catering business will be taken over by LSG Sky Chefs on September 1, 2011. This includes delivery of a complimentary Business Class and Economy catering product for short haul European flights, and a complimentary and paid for selection on flights to Ireland, Hanover and on domestic services. LSG Sky Chefs will provide inflight services to more than 280 departures per week.
Joerg Hennemann, Chief Commercial Officer, bmi, commented: “LSG Sky Chefs will offer a high quality service as well as innovative solutions for our specific business model. We look forward to working with the team at LSG and to seeing the many benefits of this great partnership come to fruition.”
“We highly welcome bmi to our customer base,” said LSG Sky Chefs’ Chief Sales Officer Erdmann Rauer. “Throughout this partnership we will work closely with the customer to jointly develop and implement new ways of creating passenger experience in this highly competitive business segment.”
About bmi British Midland International
British Midland International is the second largest airline at London Heathrow, one of the world’s leading international hub airports. Across its mainline route network bmi operates to Aberdeen; Addis Ababa; Almaty; Amman; Baku; Basel; Beirut; Belfast City; Bergen; Berlin; Bishkek; Cairo; Casablanca; Damascus; Dammam; Dublin; Edinburgh; Freetown; Hanover; Jeddah; Khartoum; London Heathrow; Manchester; Marrakech; Moscow Domodedovo; Riyadh; Stavanger; Tbilisi; Tehran; Tripoli; Vienna; Yerevan.
bmi is a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award, Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Blue1, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Air India, Avianca-TACA, Copa Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries.