FRANKFURT, Germany - ARAC Conference 2007, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - GuestLogix
Inc. (TSX-V:GXI), the leading provider of on-board retail solutions to the
airline industry, and LSG Sky Chefs, the world's largest provider of in-flight
services, today announced their cooperation. Together, the two companies will
offer business solutions for ancillary services to airlines, thus combining
their proven IT and business process expertise from already working with more
than 270 airlines world wide.
Serving currently over 300 million passenger trips per year, the
GuestLogix Mobile Virtual Store(TM) is the most used on-board retail
IT-platform and is increasingly recognized as the industry-leading standard.
The solution enables airlines and their ancillary service providers to
increase revenues and to become profitable retailers serving captive audiences
whose characteristics and needs change from flight to flight.
The cooperation allows airlines to reduce complexity by using a proven
and holistic IT platform, accessing implementation and management skills and
reduce risk from upfront investments. The GuestLogix system provides LSG Sky
Chefs and its customers' a platform for existing and future ancillary services
such as on board cafe, bond logistics, duty-free sales and destination-based
products and services. It features a pay per use innovative wireless onboard
handheld, end-to-end software to help optimize the planning and forecasting
and provides rapid intelligence to on-board retail trends to support
merchandising, promotions, and logistics. The solution is live with several
LSG Sky Chefs ancillary sales operations worldwide and proven management and
implementation capabilities already exist.
"This cooperation with LSG Sky Chefs creates a win-win for airlines,
caterers and passengers," said Tom Douramakos, President and CEO at
GuestLogix. "Airlines of all sizes endeavor to strengthen their brand through
increasing their on-board services while trying to safeguard profitability and
avoid complexity. Our cooperation will strongly support this goal."
"Our partnering with GuestLogix aims at providing airlines a
best-in-class solution, which is simple, cost effective and reduces risk,"
said Joao Monteiro, Chief Operation Officer Solutions at LSG Sky Chefs. "It
eliminates complexity for the in-flight management teams, avoids upfront
investments on a technology that is rapidly evolving and makes IT system costs
About LSG Sky Chefs
LSG Sky Chefs is the world's largest provider of in-flight services.
These include airline catering, in-flight equipment and logistics as well as
the management of onboard service and in-flight retail. The group is also the
industry leading expert in managing the complete in-flight service supply
chain for several airlines. LSG Sky Chefs partners with 270 airlines worldwide
and operates some 190 customer service centers in 47 countries, producing
around 387 million airline meals a year. In 2006, the companies belonging to
LSG Sky Chefs Group achieved consolidated revenues of (euro) 2.3 billion. For
more information please visit www.lsgskychefs.com.
GuestLogix is a leading provider of on-board retail solutions to the
passenger travel industry. Its mission is to deliver innovative, end-to-end
solutions that create new revenue growth while enhancing service in the
world's guest services supply chain. The Company's customers include the
world's leading airlines, railways, ferries, hotels, caterers, and
commissaries. GuestLogix is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange in
Toronto (Symbol GXI). For more information please visit www.guestlogix.com.
(C) 2007 GuestLogix. All Rights Reserved.
For further information:
For further information: Media and Analyst Contact: Josef Zankowicz for
GuestLogix, (647) 500-1563, firstname.lastname@example.org; Josefine Corsten, Senior Vice
President Corporate Communications, LSG Sky Chefs, +49 6102 5999-120,
email@example.com; Sales Contact: Jim Fitzgerald, VP Business
Development & Global Partnerships, GuestLogix, (416) 642-0349 ext. 7063,