Gategroup in long term venture with Asiana Airlines

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The agreement establishes a strategic partnership and strengthens gategroup’s position at Incheon airport, one of Asia’s fastest growing and largest hubs in the world for international passengers.

The joint venture will position gategroup as the sole in-flight caterer for Asiana Airlines at Incheon airport, serving passengers flying to destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. As part of the partnership, gategroup will also serve Asiana Airlines at key Korean airports during the coming 30 years.

Kim, Soo Cheon, CEO of Asiana Airlines, comments: “We are delighted to partner with gategroup as we move towards our goal of becoming the world's greatest airline. As the clear airline catering industry leader, gategroup is the perfect partner for us to deliver our customers an extraordinary travelling experience. We are very pleased to begin a long-term partnership that offers exciting opportunities to both companies.”

Gategroup will hold a 60% controlling stake in the joint venture which includes the creation of a new state-of-the-art facility in Incheon to accommodate Asiana Airlines’ growth plans.

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