Posted on: 21 September 2016 by Mark Howells
easyJet has extended its contract with gategroup until 2022, an additional three years beyond the original expiration date.
The contract will see gategroup continue to manage easyJet’s end-to-end retail programme and provision crew catering across the airline’s entire network.
Elsewhere, airberlin has extended and expanded its existing partnership with gategroup for a further four years, until the end of 2020.
Under the expanded agreement, gategroup will continue to provide catering and provisioning for airberlin’s onboard service and has extended the scope to include the retail of food, beverages and duty free items.Further, gategroup has expanded its long-haul catering business to serve all airberlin flights inbound to Germany from the US.
Both airlines are currently among gategroup’s top 20 customers in terms of annual revenue, with the total value of the combined agreements estimated to exceed CHF 250 million in revenue per year.
Gategroup’s CEO, Xavier Rossinyol, commented, “A defining component of gategroup’s Gateway 2020 strategy has been our emphasis on retail, combining innovation, technology, and culinary and operational expertise to earn and retain long-term partnerships. We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with top customers easyJet and airberlin, creating value for their passengers while also simplifying onboard retail processes. As we continue our respective work together, we will introduce new realms of retail that spark the imagination, create brand loyalty and generate additional revenue.”