Airline catering services provider Gate Gourmet has extended its contract with US-based Delta Air Lines (Delta) for an additional five years.

As part of the contract, the catering firm will serve as the exclusive service partner for 45 Delta Air locations across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

The contract is part of a transformation programme between the two companies. Under this, Gate Gourmet will create a catering operation based on the airline’s requirements.

Parent company gategroup CEO Xavier Rossinyol said: “You have to earn your seat at the table with a global carrier such as Delta. We have partnered closely to design, develop and deliver a unique culinary and service offering that matches elevated operational excellence standards.

“We have partnered closely to design, develop and deliver a unique culinary and service offering.”

“We look forward to continuing our strong collaboration over the next five years and beyond as we work together to define the gold standard for airline catering.”

In addition, Gate Gourmet aims to work collaboratively with Delta to operate more reliably, enhance their customer experience, and reduce operating costs.

Earlier this month, Gate Gourmet has launched airline catering services in Bali, Indonesia, which marked the company’s entry to the country.

As part of the expansion, the catering firm signed a long-term partnership with Angkasa Pura Hotels (APH) to gain rights to manage and operate an existing APH operation to offer services at Bali Denpasar International Airport.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Gategroup currently serves more than 700 million passengers every year through its 200 operating units in 60 countries.