March 2, 2024

Qatar Airways partners with gategroup on new inflight dining concept

Qatar Airways has partnered with gategroup on a new inflight dining concept.

The new catering partnership – which is part of a Business Management Agreement – will focus on passenger dining experiences, sourcing and procurement, healthy eating and sustainability.

New creations will be served inflight and on the ground to guests in Qatar Airways’ lounges at Hamad International Airport in Doha.

gategroup’s culinary team will contribute to the development of a dedicated culinary studio for the airline. Focuses are innovation and co-creation, as well as an efficient menu design and systematic monitoring of food quality, taste and appearance. 

The partnership will also support local businesses by sourcing local produce. Additional revenue streams, as well as operational and commercial efficiencies will be explored.

Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, Chief Executive Officer at Qatar Airways Group, said: “This partnership with gategroup will amplify the Qatar Airways brand by delivering refined culinary experiences for our guests, inflight and on the ground in our world class lounges at Hamad International Airport.

“gategroup brings an exciting new beginning to an already world class standard of catering by Qatar Airways. Collectively our innovation and operational excellence will set a new standard for inflight dining.”

Christoph Schmitz, Chief Executive Officer of gategroup, added: “We are genuinely honoured to walk this path alongside Qatar Airways. It is a journey of discovery, growth, and immense potential, and we firmly believe in the transformative power of collaboration, where two companies come together with shared visions and values to craft something truly outstanding.”

gategroup.com; qatarairways.com

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