February 14 2019  |  Catering

​Gate Gourmet launches in Bali

By Rick Lundstrom

Gate Gourmet has entered into a long-term partnership at Bali Denpasar International Airport with Angkasa Pura Hotels (APH), the subsidiary of Angkasa Pura Airport (AP1) that operates and manages 13 domestic and international airports in Indonesia.

“Effective immediately, the collaboration provides Gate Gourmet with full management and operational autonomy of an existing APH operation at Denpasar International Airport, Bali, where Gate Gourmet will introduce its own best practices and technology in order to offer world-leading services to international airlines operating to and from the island,” said a release from gategroup.

APH owns and operates airport hotels, lounges and bakeries, and provides airport-related inflight catering services to airlines, specializing in Halal cuisine. According to the Indonesia Ministry of Transportation, Bali Denpasar International Airport handled 21 million international and domestic passengers in 2017.

"We are pleased to further strengthen our presence in South East Asia by entering the Indonesian market, which underscores our commitment to geographic expansion," comments gategroup CEO, Xavier Rossinyol, in today’s announcement. "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."

“APH is excited to partner with the world’s leading airline caterer to bring international catering expertise to Indonesia, starting from Bali, Indonesia,” added APH President Director, Bendady Pramono.

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