Gate Gourmet and gateretail, two gategroup member companies, have been awarded a six-year contract to serve Spanish carrier Air Europa Lineas Aereas (Air Europa).

Effective 1 January 2020, gategroup will enter into a global partnership with Air Europa, from a number of locations both in Spain, (including Air Europa’s main hub operations in Madrid), and Latin-America, where gategroup retains its current business in Sao Paulo (Brazil). Short, medium and long-haul flights will feature in the new contract covering Business and Economy classes culinary offering, as well as Duty Free services on long haul flights. Business meals and Buy on Board retail services will also be offered on short and medium haul routes.

Air Europa’s main hub will be operated from gategroup’s new, state-of-the-art facility at Coslada, near Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas airport. A cutting-edge kitchen at the new 9,000 square metre facility will allow the company’s chefs to showcase their talents and deliver innovative and creative meals to all classes of the airline’s guests. The fully digitalised kitchen features the latest culinary equipment, from mobile device cooking to fermentation and will enable Gate Gourmet Madrid to become a culinary competence centre which leads the way in creativity and delivers new benchmarks in airline catering.

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