115,000 meals a day: perfectly organised product quality and highest service reliability

Emirates Flight Catering is the Arabian Peninsula’s leading in-flight caterer. The subsidiary of Emirates Airline employs over 5,400 staff and offers catering and other services for more than 105 airlines at Dubai International Airport. With an average annual growth of 30 %, the company takes a top position around the world. All services offered meet the highest standards.

Project challenges

It is a matter of principle that each meal is individually prepared - and this for up to 23 million meals in 2006 alone! Technology, logistics and organisation of the new plant implement an extraordinarily high level of quality. The booming Dubai site’s enormous growth and ambitious goals have necessitated the construction of the flight catering facility at the airport.

io-consultants' initial task was a study of how the existing facility could be expanded. Decision was made to construct a completely new, second facility at site. io-consultants was responsible for the overall material flow concept, catering technology and logistics. Meals and on-board accessories for the 115,000 passengers who fly via Dubai International airport every day: the world's largest catering plant, with an area of 60,000 sqm on 3 floors, has emerged in the middle of the ultra-modern desert metropolis of Dubai. The latest technical systems, intelligent material flow and first class organisation ensure that the extremely high quality standards are adhered to.

Planning and implementation support for one of the biggest inflight catering facilities across the globe

Commercial kitchen planning, Logistics planning, IT project managment

Dubai, UAE

Customer value

Use of the latest logistics systems are in an innovative way guarantee smooth, hygienic and economical s material flow. An electric monorail system transports 13,000 trolleys per day that only contact the floor at the unloading station.

Please contact us 

Julius Weis Partner Phone: +49 (0) 62 21 / 379-190 julius.weis@io-consultants.com