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LSG Sky Chefs sign 15 year contract with Bangalore Airport

20-Jul-2006

Bangalore (LSG SKY CHEFS) - LSG Sky Chefs has been selected as one of two strategic partners providing Flight Catering Services at the new Bangalore International Airport after an extensive technical and financial evaluation process. The agreement, which covers a period of 15 years, was signed today.


The decision to build a new airport was made in order to keep pace with the rapid economic development of this city, which expects to more than double its current annual passenger volume (5.2 million) over the next eight years. Construction of the new airport has already begun and is scheduled to be completed by April 2008.

LSG Sky Chefs is already present at the existing Bangalore airport, currently the fourth largest in India, and delivers 3,600 meals per day to Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Lufthansa and Paramount. The new catering facility will have a capacity of 10,000 meals per day and will be designed according to Lean operational principles, using the latest technology.

Albert Brunner, CEO of Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), said: "The Selection of the flight catering companies marks a significant step towards the completion of the Bangalore International Airport by providing quality flight kitchen facilities to the airlines. BIAL is committed to offering catering services to airlines under the highest international standards and competitive prices. We wish to create a competitive environment between the selected caterers, in order to ensure long-term quality, efficiency and innovation in catering services."

"We feel honored by this decision and are excited to participate in this great opportunity," commented Walter Gehl, CEO of LSG Sky Chefs. "India represents one of the fastest growing and most challenging airline catering markets due to the country's economic development and culinary richness." HK Cheung, COO LSG Sky Chefs Asia/Pacific region added: "We are looking forward to providing industry-leading services based on our extensive business experience and our worldwide network to all potential customers at this new location."

LSG Sky Chefs is the world's largest provider of airline catering and in-flight solutions. LSG Sky Chefs caters 270 airlines from some 190 customer service centers in 49 countries and produces around 369 million airline meals a year. In 2005, the companies belonging to LSG Sky Chefs Group achieved consolidated revenues of 2.2 billion EUR.

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