Newrest announces the opening of a new Inflight unit in London-Gatwick specifically dedicated to all British Airways services:
- Overall investment of £15M
- 6,300 sqm of landscaped area
- 41 specialized track vehicles
- Up to 500 employees in high season
Newrest, a French out-of-home restaurant specialist with 1.2 million meals served daily in 49 countries, has just opened a new Inflight unit at London-Gatwick Airport, specifically dedicated to all of British Airways services.
This unit served its first flights on Tuesday, November 12th, and will supply up to 80 flights per day in high season divided into long and medium haul flights, VIP flights and sales services on board.
The London-Gatwick unit is a showcase of Newrest innovation know-how. The Group has deployed all the latest technologies developed in the service of the air catering business lines including robotic trainings, technical assistance in the assembly of on-board sales trolleys, technological assistance in flight preparation and distribution and the automation of dishwashers & trays with automatic removal and sorting of cutlery.
Sustainable development is also at the heart of the Newrest architects’ construction project, which envisioned the London-Gatwick unit a lighting system for the energy-efficient unit, a waste sorting system and an aluminum can compactor.
With this new Inflight unit, Newrest significantly strengthens its presence in the United Kingdom, where the Group was already present in 9 airports (London Heathrow, London City, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Exeter, Southampton and Bristol).
With origins in Group Catair in 1996 and founded by its Co-CEO’s Olivier Sadran and Jonathan Stent-Torriani, Newrest is the only major catering company active in all catering and related hospitality segments including airline catering, buy-on-board, duty-free on board, contract catering, remote site and support services, rail catering, airport and motorway retail.
With revenues under management of almost 1.9 Billion Euros in 2017-18 and 32,000 employees world-wide in 49 countries, Newrest is also the first largest ‘independent’ airline caterer world-wide. At year end closing 2018 (September) Newrest is 94,58% management-owned, with its managers holding its capital (340 managers). The remaining capital is held by Private Equity Funds (3,5%) and Private Investors (1,92%).
Newrest is committed to constant improvement and innovation for its clients, the well-being and progress of its employees and managers, a sustainable and durable development of the company, and total respect of social and environmental values in all of its activities.