Inflight catering related news

February 28, 2012

gategroup Renews, Expands Business With Virgin Australia

The agreement not only extends Gate Gourmet's catering and provisioning business for four years with Virgin Australia having the option to renew for two further one-year terms, but also significantly expands the level of services. Virgin Australia last month launched Business Class on most domestic routes, including new premium cabins and gourmet menus designed by Australian celebrity chef Luke Mangan. Depending on the cabin, route or fare level, complimentary meals and beverages, as well as food for purchase are available. "It is our privilege to be a part of this step change in Virgin Australia's passenger service and we are proud of our work in helping Virgin Australia accomplish its future vision," said gategroup CEO Andrew Gibson. "These agreements solidify our long-standing relationship with the airline and further strengthen our footprint in Australia." gategroup estimates that the total value to it over the contract period is in excess of CHF 250 million