March 17 2017  |  Catering

gategroup renews major contracts with Virgin Atlantic

By Rick Lundstrom

gategroup Holding AG has extended its current contract to manage Virgin Atlantic’s onboard provisioning services, menu and service design concept and total food sourcing and distribution.

The pact was set to expire in June 2017. The agreement covers extensions of business in the UK, the U.S. and Shanghai for periods of up to five years.

“The food we serve on board plays an important part in our customer’s journey,” said Mark Anderson, Executive Vice President Customer, Virgin Atlantic. “From our locally sourced dishes, to the ice-cream handed out during the movies, we believe in providing the best inflight experience for our customers. We are excited to extend our partnership with gategroup to continue delivering the innovative experience our customers love.”

“We are delighted to continue partnering with Virgin Atlantic, a leading international airline known for its trend-setting originality, said Xavier Rossinyol, gategroup Chief Executive Officer. “I am proud of all the gategroup team members involved, especially in the UK and our Culinary Centre of Excellence. Their work demonstrates our dedicated focus on airline customers and delivering the very best for passengers.”



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