December 10, 2015 – LSG Sky Chefs and Thomas Cook Group Airlines have extended and expanded their pan-European catering agreement to cover all elements, including equipment, onboard retail, catering and logistics.
LSG Sky Chefs has been serving Thomas Cook Group Airlines in Germany (Condor) and the UK for many decades, and also gained Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium as a customer following the acquisition of the Gate Gourmet operation in Brussels in 2013. With the expanded cooperation, LSG Sky Chefs will cater for eight major locations in Scandinavia and Finland, plus a number of smaller satellite locations in those countries. For Thomas Cook Group Airlines the new agreement further strengthens the integration of its four airlines while benefitting from synergies across all markets.
“The new joint catering and retail contract delivers significant savings and is fully in line with the Thomas Cook Group Airlines’ strategy to bundle activities across the single airlines and harmonize product offerings at the same time,” stated Ralf Teckentrup, chief commercial officer of the Thomas Cook Group Airlines and CEO of Condor.
“By winning this business, we become the single supplier for Thomas Cook across Europe, serving them at all of their stations,” said Erdmann Rauer, CEO of LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG. “We look forward to jointly develop and introduce the innovative and future-oriented onboard service concept on all Thomas Cook Group flights throughout 2016.”