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Aircraft. United Airlines will outsource catering operations

In October: partners of air carrier are still unknown

There are some signs, apparently secondary, that make it clear how much the air carriers are in difficulty at the moment. 

For example, in the last few hours United Airlines has made it known that it intends to outsource its catering operations in the coming months, a choice that is the result of a corporate review in this area that lasted six months. The strategy is not very different from that of other companies and the American airline has added other interesting details in this regard. First of all, three suppliers were selected for the management of the five kitchens that report to the Chicago carrier, as well as for the supervision of the gastronomic projects and the administration of the various menus. 

Employees with regular employment contracts will be offered employment with one of the future suppliers, with 70% of these people continuing to have union representation as in the past. United Airlines also recalled how the decision was made to protect many jobs in the catering sector, while focusing on solutions that can significantly improve the onboard passenger experience. The transition to outsourcing is expected to kick off next October, at the same time as federal payroll aid, a back-up plan that has banned airline job cuts, expires. The actual work with the new partners should then begin in November.

On the same topic, read also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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