deSter Shines at the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo 2024 with Multiple TravelPlus Accolades

deSter won four prestigious awards at the renowned World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo 2024, held in Hamburg on 28 May 2024 during the WTCE. The event celebrated and united key players and organizations from the passenger amenities industry, onboard caterers, and technology providers to network and honor outstanding achievements.

Among the notable awards received, deSter clinched the TravelPlus Business Class: Sleeper Suit / PJs Award for their innovative Condor Business Class Sleepwear.

This exclusive sleeper suit, a product of deSter’s collaboration with Condor Airlines, offers passengers exceptional comfort and eco-conscious style. It features a hoodie made from 100% organic cotton. The garment’s versatility as sleepwear and loungewear enhances the overall travel experience, ensuring passengers feel refreshed and rejuvenated at their destination.

deSter’s commitment to sustainability was further recognized with the TravelPlus Premium Economy: Bag / Kit Award for the KLM Amenity Kit.

This eco-friendly kit, crafted using REPREVE® Our Ocean™ fabrics from recycled plastic bottles, is a testament to deSter’s and KLM’s dedication to environmental sustainability. The inclusion of bamboo toothbrushes from Bamboovement and toothpaste tablets from Happy Tabs offers passengers sustainable alternatives, promoting an environmentally conscious approach to oral care and inspiring a greener future for travel.

In addition, deSter was honored with the TravelPlus Reader Award for the Discover Airlines Business Class Amenity Kit.

Reflecting the brand’s dedication to practicality and versatility, this creative kit features a water-repellent Drybag designed to serve in-flight amenities and accompany passengers on post-flight activities, such as hikes or beach outings.

Finally, deSter received the TravelPlus Business Class Tableware Award for Finnair Kuulas Tableware.

The tableware concept was developed in collaboration with Iittala, Harri Koskinen, and Schönwald, a German tableware manufacturer, resulting in a unique Kuulas range for Finnair. The range includes plates, bowls, coffee cups, tumblers, and wine glasses designed for minimal space and durability, ideal for in-flight use while adding a touch of luxury to the dining experience for passengers.


These accolades underscore deSter’s relentless pursuit of excellence in delivering innovative and sustainable solutions within the travel industry. The brand’s unwavering commitment to enhancing the passenger experience while prioritizing environmental sustainability has positioned deSter as a leader in redefining the standards of comfort and luxury in travel.


About deSter

deSter, a gategroup member, is a leading provider of innovative and sustainable food packaging and serviceware concepts to the aviation, hospitality and foodservice industries.

The company combines over 40 years of manufacturing expertise with the latest developments in product design. deSter has production units in Hoogstraten (BE), Lima (US) and Prachinburi (TH), in addition to global sales offices.