gategroup and Norwegian have agreed to further strengthen their relationship by signing an extensive, long-term global partnership agreement.
Effective immediately, gategroup’s one-stop retail solutions provider, gateretail, is the global operator of all retail operations onboard Norwegian flights worldwide, while Gate Gourmet becomes Norwegian’s preferred vendor for airline catering on the long-haul network, including an initial 19 catering stations to be served.
Norwegian has grown to become the sixth largest low-cost carrier in the world and has been working with gategroup for more than 16 years.
The airline operates a young fleet of almost 150 aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Boeing 737 MAX, serving more than 150 global destinations.
gategroup chief executive, Xavier Rossinyol, said: “We are excited to continue supporting the global expansion and commercial innovation of this quality-driven and rapidly growing airline.
“This multi-year contract further strengthens our market leading position in Scandinavia and underscores our successful business transformation in one of our key markets.”
More than 33 million passengers flew with Norwegian during 2017.
“Strengthening the cooperation with the industry leading in-flight catering and retail partner allows us to pillar our existing route network in Europe, Asia and the US, and to support our growth and expansion plans into new markets such as Latin America and the Far East.
“This global partnership agreement underscores our continued commitment to the relationship with gategroup,” said Norwegian head of in-flight services, Bjørn Erik Barman-Jenssen.