US-based facility solutions firm ABM has entered a partnership with Charleston County Airport Authority (CCAA) and British Airways.
Under the partnership agreement, the company will offer catering logistics at the Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina, US.
CCAA deputy director Hernan Pena said: “ABM played an essential role during the design phase of the kitchen and has continued to show their commitment in providing a first class kitchen operation for British Airways and other prospective airline partners.”
Earlier this year, ABM assisted the CCAA to design and establish a new 15,000ft² of in-flight kitchen and catering facility at the airport.
As part of the deal, the company is currently managing CCAA’s facility and catering fleet.
It is also providing catering logistics including delivery of in-flight food, beverages and related supplies on the new twice-weekly, non-stop flights of British Airways running from CHS to Heathrow Airport in London.
ABM Aviation president Alex Marren said: “We are incredibly honoured to be a part of such significant milestones for both Charleston and British Airways.
“The new catering facility is a cornerstone of CHS’ ability to expand long-haul, international service; and this is a new destination for British Airways.”
ABM Aviation division offers end-to-end services including catering logistics to airlines and airports across the US, UK, Ireland and the Middle East.
The company currently has approximately 140,000 employees in more than 350 offices.
In September last year, British Airways announced a multimillion-pound investment in its Club Europe short-haul business class cabin to offer improved menu choices as part of its current £4.5bn investment plan.