JKIA gets second in flight caterer

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. PHOTO/COURTESY: JKIA

Germany’s LSG Sky Chefs, a subsidiary of Lufthansa in-flight catering, is set to join NAS Servair to become Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s (JKIA) second in-flight food caterer.

According to a news report by the Star Newspaper, Richard Omwela the NAS Servair Chairman attributed the move by JKIA to secure a second in flight caterer to the airport’s increased flights and routes.

“Every launch of new flights or airline is always an opportunity for us. We hope to maximise our capacity of 20,000 meals despite the new entrant,” Omwela is quoted as saying by the Star.

He similarly welcomed the idea of having a second in flight caterer despite the fact that it would offer direct competition to his firm adding that the move would greatly improve the services offered on board flights.

“The industry is becoming highly competitive. Going forward, we will continue to explore further business opportunities aimed at sustained profitability,” Omwela added.

NAS Servair currently supplies food to other airlines such as: KQ, Rwandair Express, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Swiss, SN Brussels Airlines and Daalo Airlines.

JKIA is currently undergoing major re-organisation to stamp its position as a regional hub. According to the latest report by Airports Council International JKIA ranked as the fourth busiest airport in the continent, handling around 126 passenger flights daily.

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