Dünyanın en büyük havayolu ikram firmalarından, Alman Lufthansa Havayollarına ait LGS Sky Chef's firması Katmandu'da bulunan tesisleri için helal sertifika alarak havayolu ikram sektöründe yeni bir çığır açıyor. Darısı THY'nin %50 ortak olduğu Turkish Do&Co Havayolu İkram Hizmetleri firmasına. Dünya genelinde havayolu taşımacılığının gelişimi ile birlikte, bu alanda hizmet veren bir çok yan sektörde de önemli gelişmeler gerçekleşiyor. Özellikle Avrupa ve ABD merkezli firmalar ortadoğu ve kuzey güney doğu asya pazarında yeni ortaklıklar ve yatırımlarla adlarından söz ettiriyorlar.
Havayolu ikram firmalarının bu alanda ki rolleri çok önemli zira bu ulaşım aracını tercih ettiğinizde havayolu firmasının size sunduğu tercihlere mecbur kalıyorsunuz. Bir çok havayolu firması helal gıda üretiminin ne denli zahmetli ve uzmanlık isteyen bir uğraş olduğunun henüz farkında değil. Bu açıdan LGS'nin bu dev adımının sektörde faaliyet gösteren bir çok firmaya örnek olmasını bekliyoruz.
Halal Certifications for Airline Catering Facility in Kathmandu - LSG Sky Chefs
Halal Certifications for Airline Catering Facility in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, Nepal / Neu-Isenburg, Germany – Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu and LSG Sky Chefs officially announce the recent Halal certification of their airline catering facility near Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). The facility is operated by Soaltee Crowne Plaza, the country’s premier deluxe hotel, with technical know-how and management services provided by LSG Sky Chefs, the world’s largest supplier of in-flight services.
The facility was certified as a Halal compliant flight kitchen last December by Abdul Aziz Mohamad, Chairman of the LSG Sky Chefs Brahim Halal Excellence Center, after meeting all of the strict Halal production requirements. It was designed under the guidance and support of the Halal Excellence Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Speaking on the occasion of the certification, Vini K. Gupta, General Manager Soaltee Crowne Plaza said, "We are delighted to have obtained the one-hundred percent Halal Compliance Certificate from a global institution recognized for its quality and service standards. This certification is a true reflection of the hard work and service excellence provided by our team. We are also working very closely with our suppliers to ensure that the quality and standards of our materials meet and exceed the required specifications. We are confident that these efforts will contribute positively towards providing better service to our airline partners in future."
"We are very proud that our business in Kathmandu has been certified,” said Mark Northmore, LSG Sky Chefs' General Manager Thailand and Myanmar. “We thank our partner Soaltee Crowne Plaza for their dedication to delivering authentic Halal meals to passengers flying out of Kathmandu."
The facility produces some 1800 total airline meals per day for a number of international customers like Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, Etihad Airways, Dragon Air, China Southern Airlines, GMG Airlines and national carrier Nepal Airlines. They also service VIP flights, regular charter flights and UN charter flights carrying Nepalese troops to peacekeeping missions around the world.
Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu is owned by Soaltee Hotel Pvt. Ltd and managed by InterContinental Hotels Group. InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. InterContinental Hotels Group owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 3,600 hotels and 543,775 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and Hotel IndigoTM, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards.
LSG Sky Chefs is the world's largest provider of in-flight services. These include catering, in-flight equipment and logistics, in-flight retail as well as the management of onboard service and related airport services. LSG Sky Chefs partners with more than 300 airlines worldwide and operates some 200 customer service centers in 52 countries, producing around 405 million airline meals a year. In 2009, the companies belonging to LSG Sky Chefs Group achieved consolidated revenues of EUR 2.1 billion.