gategroup company – Gate Gourmet – has further expanded its reach across Asia with the launch of services in Indonesia.
The company will start with the introduction of airline catering services on the holiday island of Bali, which will be the springboard for establishing further in-flight services across the country.
Gate Gourmet has entered into a long-term partnership at Bali Denpasar International Airport with Angkasa Pura Hotels (APH), the subsidiary of Angkasa Pura Airport (AP1) that operates and manages 13 domestic and international airports in Indonesia.
APH owns and operates airport hotels, lounges and bakeries, and provides airport-related and inflight catering services to airlines, specialising in halal food.
Effective immediately, the collaboration provides Gate Gourmet with full management and operational autonomy of an existing APH operation at Denpasar International Airport, Bali, where Gate Gourmet will introduce its own best practices and technology in order to offer world-leading services to international airlines operating to and from the island.
According to the Indonesia Ministry of Transportation, Bali Denpasar International Airport handled approximately 21 million international and domestic passengers in 2017.
“We are pleased to further strengthen our presence in South East Asia by entering the Indonesian market, which underscores our commitment to geographic expansion,” said gategroup chief executive officer, Xavier Rossinyol.
“This partnership will leverage gategroup’s expertise, processes, know-how and technology to further develop our operations in the region’s largest economy. APH is a very strong partner and we are pleased to enter this long-term relationship with them.”
APH president director, Bendady Pramono added: “APH is excited to partner with the world’s leading airline caterer to bring international catering expertise to Indonesia, starting from Bali, Indonesia.”