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Finnair to sell off catering operations
Monday, 12 March 2012
Finland’s national air carrier Finnair announced Monday that it plans
to sell its catering operations to in-flight services provider LSG Sky
Chef, a subsidiary of the German airline company Lufthansa.
If the deal is approved by the Lufthansa board and Finnish competition
authorities, some 650 employees currently working for Finnair Catering
and Finncatering Ltd will be transferred to their new employer LSG Sky
Chefs. Finnair will in future purchase its catering services from the
LSG Sky Chefs is the world’s largest provider of airline catering and
in-flight services and has 200 customer service centres in 50
countries. In 2010 it produced about 460 million in-flight meals for
Finnair said the deal will result in considerable annual savings and
will support its ongoing programme structural changes aimed at
achieving cost effectiveness and development of operational quality.
Finnair also announced that it has signed an agreement with the temping
agency Adecco to provide flight crew. The first contracted flight
attendants and stewards are to begin flying as summer workers at the
beginning of June, after they complete training.
Source: Yle Finland
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