As part of the long-term agreement, gateretail and Gate Gourmet will continue providing onboard retail services and will remain the main last-mile handling partner for the Norway-based airline carrier.
ZURICH (30 March 2023)– gategroup, the global leader in airline catering and food services, and Norwegian, Norway’s largest airline, announced today a long-term extension to their services partnership agreement which will further strengthen their commercial relationship. The new agreement came into effect starting 1 January 2023.
Under the terms of the agreement, gategroup’s one-stop airline retail solutions provider gateretail will continue to be the operator of choice for Norwegian’s retail services onboard. Likewise, Gate Gourmet, the leading global provider of airline catering solutions and provisioning services for airlines, will remain Norwegian’s main last-mile handling partner in the Nordics.
The partnership, first established over a decade ago, has been instrumental in providing in-flight retail opportunities to Norwegian passengers. With the extension of the agreement, both companies aim to continue the collaboration and further strengthen their relationship in the coming years.
“We are delighted to extend our collaboration with Norwegian as their commitment to delivering unique retail and hospitality experiences to their passengers aligns with our overall mission,” said Norbert van den Berg, president and managing director for gategroup in North West Europe. “We look forward to continuing to deliver our latest technology and onboard retail expertise across the Nordic region with Norwegian in the future.”
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with gategroup. At Norwegian, our priority is to provide our customers with an exceptional travel experience, and this partnership will help us achieve that goal. gategroup’s expertise in delivering high-quality retail services that meet our customers’ diverse needs and preferences will support our objective of providing an attractive inflight concept,” said Christoffer Sundby, Chief Marketing & Customer Officer at Norwegian.
gategroup is the global leader in airline catering, retail-on-board and hospitality products and services. gategroup provides passengers with superior culinary and retail experiences, leveraging innovation and advanced technology solutions. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, gategroup delivers operational excellence through the most extensive catering network in the aviation industry, serving passengers from over 200 operating units in over 60 countries/territories across all continents. For further information, please visit www.gategroup.com.
Norwegian was founded in 1993 but began operating as a low-cost carrier with Boeing 737 aircraft in 2002. Since then, our mission has been to offer affordable fares for all and to allow customers to travel the smart way by offering value and choice throughout their journey.
Norwegian has been voted Europe’s Best Low-Cost airline by Skytrax for six consecutive years and won Airline Program of the Year Europe & Africa at the Freddie Awards for four consecutive years. Since 2012, Norwegian has won over 55 awards for our service, product, and innovation in the industry.
We were the first airline in the world to join the UN Climate Secretariat’s climate action-initiative in 2019, pledging to work systematically to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Norwegian operates a short haul network across the Nordics and to key European destinations providing customers with excellent quality at affordable fares.