Alpha LSG secures five year contract extension with Jet2.com
Alpha LSG has been awarded a five year extension to its contract to provide catering and logistics services to Jet2.com's entire UK network including new routes out of Birmingham and London-Stansted that are being launched from the end of March.
The enhanced contract which runs through to 2021 reflects the excellent long-standing relationship between Alpha LSG and Jet2.com since the award-winning airline commenced its UK operations back in 2003 from its main hub at Leeds-Bradford.
Since then the friendly low fares carrier, which is recognised as the UKs fourth largest scheduled operator, has extended its services at the regional airports of Belfast, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle, now adding Birmingham and London-Stansted to its portfolio.
Alex Forbes, Chief Executive Officer of Alpha LSG, says: We have been the caterer of choice for Jet2.com since the airlines inception 14 years ago, working closely with their team to support the airlines rapid growth through our renowned expertise and our ability to meet all of their requirements at all of their bases across the UK.
This enhanced contract with Jet2.com reflects the superb relationship that has developed over the years and recognises the efforts of the entire team at Alpha LSG to provide the very best catering and logistical services to the airline. Indeed in 2016 we achieved a remarkable on-time performance score of 99.83% across Jet2s bases, underpinning our reputation for reliability and consistency.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, says: At Jet2.com everything is about delivering the very best for our customers, which is shy we are a multiple award-winning airline that is growing all the time. Our relationship with Alpha LSG has made a significant contribution towards that success and this extension means we can continue providing an excellent on-board service for our customers.
Alpha LSG is responsible for procurement, warehousing and packing of Jet2.coms retail products into bar sets and Onboard service products which are packaged into kits for passengers. Hot meals are supplied to the airlines customers including entrees from Alpha LSGs frozen food production facility along with full logistical support for on- and off-loading aircraft, equipment cleaning and storage.
Jet2.com will have a fleet of 75 aircraft by Summer 17 and operates over 250 scheduled routes to around 65 destinations from nine UK bases. Through the package holiday specialist Jet2holidays, holidaymakers benefit from having everything wrapped up in one package and have access to great value package breaks across thousands of 2-5 star hotels, with Jet2.com flights, industry leading 22kg baggage allowance and airport transfers included, through a £60 per person deposit.
Offering full ATOL protection and flexible stays, Jet2holidays includes free infant places on all holidays as well as 0% credit card fees. Jet2holidays customers also benefit from 24-hour in-resort service and the companys exclusive and free Resort Flight Check-In service at selected hotels, which allows customers to check their bags in securely at the hotel on their day of departure, leaving them luggage free for the rest of the day and at the airport.
About Alpha LSG Ltd
Alpha LSG Ltd was created on October 1, 2012 as a UK-only joint venture by Alpha Flight Group and LSG Sky Chefs. The business has combined revenues of more than £300 million and employs around 3,600 people who provide catering services from facilities located at 16 airports through the United Kingdom: London-Heathrow, London-Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Midlands, London-Stansted, Newcastle, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster, Luton, Leeds-Bradford, Aberdeen and Belfast.
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4th April 2017