Servair, a leading airline catering and logistics provider in France and Africa, and a member of the Gategroup, has inaugurated its ultramodern catering facility within the precincts of the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.
Covering a surface area of 2,600 metre-square, the unit welcomes 115 employees and has the capacity to prepare 2,500 meals per day to serve its clients in the country.
Every month, the new facility will be able to deliver catering for 170 flights for its seven direct clients, excluding its numerous external clients which include VIP lounges, canteens, caterers etc.
Deputy General Manager of Servair in Africa, Christian Gauthier, indicated in his remarks that the 2.8million pounds investment expresses the company’s intention to continue to expand in Ghana, a market that has become a key part of its African network.
“We are proud to open this new unit; it testifies our continuing commitment to a market we entered six years ago and has now become one of the pillars of our African network, while also strengthening our position as a leader in airline catering in a rapidly developing continent,” he noted.
Mr. Gauthier indicated that the investment signals huge prospects for the business, employees and the aviation industry as a whole.
Board chairman of Servair and Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), John Attafuah, applauded the success of the company as one significant public private partnership that has been of great benefit to the aviation industry.
“Ghana’s aviation industry is the fastest-growing and most competitive across the sub-region; the oncoming Terminal 3 at the KIA will be a game changer.
We expect Servair to maintain the high level of professionalism it is known for as the GACL collaborates with various stakeholders to achieve the ultimate success of the industry,” he said.
Aviation Minister, Ms. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, commended Servair for working hard to expand its business. To her, the new inauguration of the facility shows that government strive to create a conducive environment for businesses in the aviation sector is paying off.
She said her ministry will continue to build a business-friendly environment in the country to create more jobs in the aviation industry.
“With the rise in passenger traffic and the Terminal 3 soon to come, this facility is timely in terms of creating that warm experience for travelers aside helping our quest to be the destination of choice for travelers,” she indicated.