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Alpha LSG wins inflight contracts with Thomson Airways and Malaysia Airlines

04 December 2013 by
Alpha LSG wins inflight contracts with Thomson Airways and Malaysia Airlines

Airport foodservice company Alpha LSG has won two new inflight service contracts - one with Thomson Airways and another with Malaysia Airlines.

The first will expand Thomson's inflight products while the second will continue catering services with Malaysia Airlines plus allow Alpha LSG to develop its Heathrow kitchen and Halal offer.

The contracts' values were not disclosed at the time of writing.

The firm's SkyChefs division will now manage Thomson's inflight retail services such as tax-free goods, as well as the catering and logistics that it already covered as part of its existing contract.

It will also oversee the airline's growth in the digital media market, including online magazines and mobile apps to increase customer awareness of the company's products.

For its part, Malaysia Airlines will continue with the caterer, having used Alpha LSG in-flight services for 20 years. Catering for two A380 flights to Kuala Lumpur from London-Heathrow, the new contract will also allow Alpha LSG to develop its premium kitchen at the London airport, and improve its existing halal offer.

Head of inflight product and continuous improvement for Thomson Airways Nigel Ames said: "Thanks to Alpha LSG's expertise in inflight retail, we can continue to grow our inflight revenue opportunities."

Thomson Malaysia Airline's manager for strategic procurement (catering, lounge and hotel) Juliana Abu Bakar said its agreement was "a reflection in our continuing confidence of Alpha LSG's capabilities to assist us in attaining our goals".

A UK-only joint venture between Alpha Flight Group and LSG Sky Chefs, Alpha LSG was formed in 2012 to provide tailored catering services at airports across the country. It now provides catering from 16 sites, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Bristol, Luton, Aberdeen and Belfast.

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