July 22 2019  |  Catering

Bangkok Air Catering opens new CNX unit

By Rachel Debling

BAC's catering unit at CNX officially opened on July 8

Bangkok Air Catering (BAC) has announced it opened a new catering unit at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).

At the kitchen's official opening on July 8, BAC's Managing Director, Linus A.E. Knobel, noted that the location means "a significant upgrade to the inflight catering services currently on offer to international and regional carriers at Chiang Mai.” Since BAC's opening in 2006, when it provided inflight catering for only two airlines at Suvarnabhum, Knobel has helmed the company. The caterer now has over 20 international airline clients at the location.

In another venture, BAC also signed a five-year deal to be the inflight service provider at Don Mueang Airport (DMK) in alliance with its sister company Gourmet Primo, which delivers a range of culinary solutions to low-cost airlines, VIP and charter flights out of the airport. The major catering services contract commenced July 1.

Knobel commented on the opening, saying: “I’m naturally very proud of this vote of confidence in Bangkok Air Catering from Airports of Thailand.”

BAC also manages two units at Samui (USM) and Phuket (HKT). Its unit at USM mainly supplies Bangkok Airways and an assortment of charter flights; at HKT, it has been catering to international and regional carriers for over two years.

“We have brought the most advanced equipment to all of our units, and systems that are fully compliant with GMP and HACCP, as well as Halal and Kosher," explained Knobel in a statement from BAC. "That’s helped us establish a reputation for food services that are always safe and always high-quality.” He added that he and his team have aimed to grow "steadily but smartly" by working with its two strongest marketing tools: high-quality food and excellent service.

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