Alpha Flight Services are preparing to move to bigger and better premises to keep up with the growing number of flights departing Canberra Airport.
Alpha already prepares around 20,000 in-flight meals a week for airlines at Canberra Airport including Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Virgin Australia, and the Australia Defence Force, as well as corporate jets and any guest of Government Charters visiting Canberra.
It’s not all sandwiches and peanut packets either. Alpha caters for up to 14 different dietary requirements for passengers of Singapore Airlines, which began a Singapore-Canberra-Wellington route in 2016.
Its new state-of-the-art facility will include 2,000 sqm of floor space, including six chill rooms, a deep freeze, storeroom for perishables and an area for ‘plating up’ meals for business class passengers. It will also have the capacity for providing a halal service, if needed.
Alpha’s Canberra operation currently employs 49 staff. The business also has a presence in most capital cities, and a head office at Broadbeach, on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Alpha Flight Services General Manager of Facilities, Michael Beveridge joined Canberra Airport Managing Director Stephen Byron on Wednesday 13 December, to turn the first sod on what will be the in-flight caterer’s new premises.