Aircraft Cabin Management

Qatar strikes partnership with Gategroup

photo_camera Mr. Schmitz and Engr. Al-Meer sign deal, flanked by a quartet of flight attendants

Qatar Airways and caterer Gategroup has announced a partnership, structured through a Business Management Agreement that will see collaboration on passenger dining experiences, sourcing and procurement, healthy eating, as well as sustainability.

According to the airline, the deal will offer ‘refined culinary experiences’ for guests, both in the air and on the ground in the lounges at Hamad International Airport.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said: “This partnership with Gategroup will amplify the Qatar Airways brand by delivering refined culinary experiences for our guests, inflight and on the ground in our world class lounges at Hamad International Airport.”

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Chief Executive Officer of Gategroup Mr. Christoph Schmitz said: “We are genuinely honoured to walk this path alongside Qatar Airways. It is a journey of discovery, growth, and immense potential, and we firmly believe in the transformative power of collaboration, where two companies come together with shared visions and values to craft something truly outstanding.”

Gategroup’s culinary team will be based in Doha and will contribute to the development of a development kitchen for Qatar Airways. The airline says that the new culinary creations will focus on high quality ingredients, health and nutrition, incorporating local produce with a view to sustainable sourcing, authenticity and supporting local businesses.


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