gateretail and WIZZ have inked a partnership for a five-year inflight retail agreement. This renews the contract that was set to expire, and instead continues the partnership for five more years.
Glattbrug, Switzerland. January 17, 2024: gategroup´s brand gateretail is happy to announce the renewal of its current contract, for another five-years, to deliver and manage the full onboard retail program for Wizz Air, Europe´s fastest-growing ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Budapest, Hungary.
gateretail will continue to manage the retail offer for WIZZ as they drive their global expansion and reach 500 aircraft. WIZZ will continue to benefit from gateretail’s full retail services as Merchant on record with a full network and LMP management & digital platform solutions, providing a full connected galley and retail platform, which is unique in the market.
This renewed confidence sits on a strong foundation based on profitability, capacity to grow in new markets at record pace, tangible digital transformation, and a common vision for ancillary contribution.
“We are very grateful to partner up again with WIZZ and disrupt the retail onboard service. We will bring WIZZ´s customers solutions and services to their needs and drive higher degrees of profitability” said gateretail´s Global Managing Director Fernando Guinea. “Our unique retail digital platform and connectivity will unlock and disrupt the market at levels never seen before, by leveraging data across the retail value chain and providing a degree of personalization and convenience that will wow WIZZ´s passengers.”
“As WIZZ continues its record growth in new and existing markets, we are extremely focused on our core business. This renewed partnership with gateretail will support a combined vision of ancillary contribution, passenger experience, and digitization” said Head of Ancillary for Wizz Air, James Goodwin.
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.
gateretail is a leading provider of in-flight retail solutions for airlines around the world. The company’s innovative retail programs are designed to enhance the in-flight experience for passengers and drive increased revenue for airlines. With a global customer portfolio covering four continents, gateretail serves more than 20 airline customers on over 1000 aircrafts to more than 315 million passengers a year. For further information, please visit https://gategroup.com/our-brands/gateretail/
About Wizz Air
Wizz Air, the fastest growing European ultra-low-cost airline, operates a fleet of 195 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. A team of dedicated aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 60.3 million passengers in 2023. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ. The company was recently named the World’s Top 5 Safest Low-Cost Airlines 2024 by airlineratings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating agency, and named Airline of the Year by Air Transport Awards in 2019 and in 2023. Wizz Air has also been recognised as the “Most Sustainable Low-Cost Airline” within the World Finance Sustainability Awards in 2021-2023 and the “Global Environmental Sustainability Airline Group of the Year” by the CAPA-Centre for Aviation Awards for Excellence 2022-2023.