Airline catering services provider Gate Gourmet has expanded its presence in Asia with the launch of its service in Indonesia.
As part of the expansion, the company will commence introducing airline catering services in Bali. This will accelerate the company’s in-flight catering services across the country.
The catering firm has signed a long-term partnership with Angkasa Pura Hotels (APH), which grants rights to manage and operate an existing APH operation to offer services at Bali Denpasar International Airport.
Gategroup CEO Xavier Rossinyol said: “We are pleased to further strengthen our presence in South East Asia by entering the Indonesian market, which underscores our commitment to geographic expansion.
“This partnership will leverage Gategroup’s expertise, processes, know-how and technology to further develop our operations in the region’s largest economy. APH is a very strong partner and we are pleased to enter this long-term relationship with them.”
In addition, the catering arm will also introduce its own best practices and technology to offer catering services to international airlines operating to and from Bali.
A subsidiary of Angkasa Pura Airport (AP1), APH currently owns and operates airport hotels, lounges and bakeries, as well as offer airport-related and inflight catering services to airlines.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Gategroup offers airline catering, retail-on-board and hospitality products and services to customers.
The company currently serves more than 700 million passengers every year through its 200 operating units in 60 countries. It has approximately 43,000 employees globally.
Last September, Gate Gourmet signed an agreement to buy the operating assets and customer contracts of the SCK Sky Catering Kitchen Group of companies for an undisclosed amount.