Mar­ket lead­ers unite in com­mon cause

Onboard Hospitality - - Industry Update -

Lead­ing air­line cater­ers dnata, DO & CO, gate­group, the LSG Group and Newrest have come to­gether to launch the Air­line Cater­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (ACA).

A non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion, ACA will rep­re­sent the com­mon in­ter­ests of the air­line cater­ing in­dus­try, ad­dress­ing mat­ters such as food, health and safety, en­vi­ron­men­tal con­cerns, tax­a­tion and global reg­u­la­tions.

Each mem­ber com­pany is rep­re­sented by its ceo or ex­ec­u­tive board mem­ber, with Erd­mann Rauer, ceo of the LSG Group, the first pres­i­dent.

The launch of the Brus­sels-based as­so­ci­a­tion has been wel­comed by US-based trade body IFSA. Joe Leader, ceo, com­mented: "IFSA ap­plauds the ex­ec­u­tive-level par­tic­i­pa­tion of the gi­ants of air­line cater­ing within the ACA as it ad­vances the in­dus­try’s mis­sion, and we wel­come the op­por­tu­nity to work with the as­so­ci­a­tion to fur­ther ad­vance those com­mon goals". [email protected]­ing

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