Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC), the aircraft catering subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group, reached a new milestone in its road to recovery from the challenges of COVID-19 after preparing more than 16 million meals for passengers travelling onboard Qatar Airways, Qatar Executive and other airlines departing from Hamad International Airport (HIA) in 2021.

Located at HIA, QACC operates an ultramodern 69,000-sqm state-of-the-art facility, with the capacity to supply 175,000 meals per day. As of today, QACC is now serving over 100,000 meals per day, highlighting the remarkable growth and recovery of Qatar Airways over the last 20 months.

Catering Services Acting Senior Vice President Sascha Von Wolfersdorf said that reflecting on this milestone after what has been aviation’s most challenging chapter, it is encouraging and reassuring to see travel back on the path to recovery. He said the achievement underpins QACC’s flexibility and agility to cater to the increase in demand, with the uptick of travel.

I am optimistic about the future and confident we will see further growth. This is why we have invested in plans for a second unit that will involve acquiring and installing new production lines, to help meet the future catering needs of Qatar Airways that aligns with its continuous growth and the anticipated demand for travel around the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

Award-winning

The catering subsidiary played a pivotal role in helping Qatar Airways win the Best Food & Beverage APEX Passenger Choice Awards® for 2022 and the Skytrax award for the World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering for 2021, in addition to scooping two awards from the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2021, the gold winner for Catering Innovation of the Year and the Readers’ Vote award for the Best Onboard Snack in Business and First Class.

QACC is also pursuing an in-house laboratory accreditation that will reduce costs and unlock future revenue streams by allowing it to become an authorised food testing facility for the State of Qatar. In addition, QACC is planning a greenhouse farming project that will lead to self-sufficiency in micro-herbs and green vegetation to help reduce the carbon footprint caused by imported goods.

QACC is proud to be the first in-flight catering business in Europe and the Middle East to attain Food Safety Systems Certification in manufacturing, FSSC 22000 V5 Category C (III) in 2020. This certification proves the vigorous hygiene and food safety practices implemented by the business, which also formed a solid foundation in COVID-19 crisis management and preparedness.

To learn more about QACC, visit qatarairways.com


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