LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in South Korea
Neu-Isenburg, Germany – With the recent addition of Busan, which opened earlier this year, LSG Sky Chefs now offers services at three of the busiest airports in South Korea, after more than a decade of collaboration with joint venture partner, Asiana Airlines. The two other airports served are Seoul Incheon and Seoul Gimpo (a delivery-only location).
Presently, the Busan facility is dedicated to Asiana but will extend services to other airlines starting in 2015. The facility is housed in a refurbished building that was transformed into a modern catering facility with a production area of 1,350 m² and a capacity of 4,000 meals per day.
Busan is located on South Korea’s southeast coast and is the country’s second largest city after the capital, Seoul. The city hosts a variety of industries and is the home of the world’s fifth-busiest seaport and one of Asia’s top convention centers. Busan’s Gimhae International Airport (PUS) saw traffic of more than 9.6 million passengers in 2013. Nearly 30 national and international airlines offer flights from this destination, including Asiana Airlines, AirAsia X, Dragonair, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Thai Airways and Vietnam Airlines.
“We are proud that our close partnership with Asiana Airlines has allowed us to expand our presence in the South Korean market,” said HK Cheung, LSG Sky Chefs’ Regional Chief Operating Officer Asia/Pacific. “As traffic continues to grow at those airports, this is an important development as we strive for profitable growth.”