Market position strengthened in Scandinavia
Accommodating the contract for Sterling will mean significant increases in volume at LSG Sky Chefs' key Customer Service Centers in Scandinavia.
The contract has been in negotiation after Sterling merged its business with Maersk Air in September 2005, forming an airline with a fleet of 30 aircraft (Boeing 737-800, -700 and -500), transporting more than five million passengers per year.
"We are happy to welcome Sterling to our international customer portfolio", comments Morten Andreasen, LSG Sky Chefs' Regional COO Nordic/Eastern Europe & Middle East. "This new business clearly strengthens our market po-sition in Scandinavia," he continues. "We believe that our high quality standards, the good track record and our competitive concept played an important role in winning the contract."
Sterling's VP Corporate Communications, Niels Brix, says: "Sterling has a challenging and exciting in-flight and retail concept on board. With this contract, LSG Sky Chefs will bring in its competence in continuously improving these concepts. We look forward to working with LSG Sky Chefs in the years to come and to use their expertise for the benefit of our guests on board."
LSG Sky Chefs is the world's leading provider of integrated in-flight solutions, including catering, procurement, equipment management and Total In-flight Service Management. LSG Sky Chefs caters 270 airlines from more than 200 customer service centers in 48 countries.
Sterling is Europe's fourth-largest low-cost airline, and the largest in Scandinavia, operating both charter and scheduled flights to more than 40 destinations across Europe. In 2004, Sterling carried 1.825 million passengers and had a turnover of DKK 1.613 billion. In September 2005, Sterling merged with Maersk Air, giving the company a total staff of more than 1,600 employees and a fleet of 30 aircraft of the types Boeing 737-800, -700 and -500. Sterling has its headquarters in Copenhagen and is owned by the Icelandic investment company FL Group.
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