South African Airways AirChefs Opens New Facility
AirChefs, the catering arm of South African Airways, has opened a new state-of-the art catering facility at the King Shaka International Airport which promises growth opportunities in the province. The KwaZulu-Natal region is ideally placed for expansion and growth, with a number of international airlines now flying from Durban, and other food service companies in need of large scale catering, offering opportunities for expansion. The new 1 500 square meter facility, which is about three times bigger than the facility at the old Durban International Airport, is situated close to the aircraft parking bays at King Shaka International Airport.
The facility will act as a central production facility and can safely and comfortably produce up to 7,500 cooked and prepared meals a day given the current shift patterns. The facility also has the capability of producing meals, snacks and products for selected catering companies. Also on offer for the first time out of Durban due to the increased capacity, is the capability to prepare Halaal meals at this coastal station. Previously Halaal meals were prepared in Johannesburg.