gategroup and Air Canada reinforce strategic partnership

ZURICH Glattbrugg, April 17, 2018

gategroup has reinforced its strategic partnership with Air Canada by signing a three-year extension to the current catering contract of Gate Gourmet Canada. This agreement continues Gate Gourmet’s and Air Canada’s strong working relationship across Canada developed over 70 years.

Gate Gourmet Canada supports Canada’s largest airline by offering a diverse selection of services including hub operational support, on-trend menu design, culinary consistency, worldwide meal ordering and retail onboard managed services to enhance the passenger experience and generate revenue for the airline.

gategroup CEO Xavier Rossinyol said, “Canada is an important market of our North America Region and gategroup is proud to remain a strategic partner to Air Canada and to support the airline through its future growth plans.”

Air Canada Vice President Product Andrew Yiu, said, “Air Canada was named North America’s Best Airline in 2017 by Skytrax and our onboard products and services have been crucial to our success winning this distinction for six of the last eight years. We carried a record 48 million customers last year and added 30 new routes, and as our growth continues we are excited to extend our partnership with gategroup so that we can continue to innovate and offer customers a superior onboard experience.”

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gategroup is the global leader in airline catering, retail-on-board and hospitality products and services. We provide passengers with superior culinary and retail experiences, leveraging our innovation and advanced technology solutions. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we deliver operational excellence through the most extensive catering network in the aviation industry, serving 700 million passengers annually from over 200 operating units in 60 countries/territories across all continents. In 2017, gategroup reached CHF 4.6 billion in revenues with approximately 43,000 employees worldwide. For further information, please visit

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