deSter and Alaska Airlines extend relationship for another five years

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 20 September 2022 – deSter, a leading supplier of innovative food packaging and serviceware concepts for aviation and food service industries, is proud to announce an extension of its relationship with Alaska Airlines. Under the five-year contract, deSter will supply onboard items and offer full-scope supply chain management activities to Alaska.

For Alaska, the deciding factor in continuing the partnership was the ability of deSter to manage the complexity of the end-to-end process of getting products on board their aircrafts to ensure smooth service delivery to their passengers.

Todd Traynor-Corey, Managing Director Guest Products: “We’re pleased to continue our partnership with deSter. Their supply chain and logistics expertise helps us to deliver high-quality products to our guests in flight. We look forward to growing our business together as Alaska Airlines continues to expand our legendary service”

Thomas Berti, Chief Commercial Officer Travel at deSter: “We are excited to continue working with Alaska Airlines and support them as they grow and expand their business. After challenging years for the entire industry, this contract is a solid foundation for both companies as we recover and grow. As we are continuously strengthening our presence in the American market, our capabilities and what we are able to offer our customers grow. Together with our partner SkylogistiX we are confident that we will continue to provide a great service and the best products and services to Alaska Airlines for the benefit of their passengers.”

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