The airline partners with QADCO for the supply of fruits and vegetables to QACC
Qatar Airways has signed a two-year agreement with Qatarat Agricultural Development Company (QADCO) for the supply of fresh produce to Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC). The products are to be served on board Qatar Airways flights from Doha and at Doha Hamad International Airport (HIA) lounges.
The partnership between the company and QADCO exhibits Qatar Airways’ responsibility towards Qatar’s independence goals in support of the Qatar National 2030 vision. The airline is pleased to support the ‘Made in Qatar’ initiative by procuring fresh products from QADCO.
Fresh fruits and vegetables will be purchased by QACC including cucumber, cabbage, zucchini, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, onions and herbs used for food served on board all cabin classes on Qatar Airways’ flights and also at the lounges of Al Mourjan Business and Al Safwa.
Senior Vice President of Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Michael Winner, said, “As the national carrier of the State of Qatar, we are proud to support Qatar’s national food security initiatives and collaborate with QADCO to supply us with locally grown fresh produce, picked straight from Qatar farms and brought to QACC kitchens. This agreement marks another milestone in Qatar Airways’ continued commitment to supporting local food security initiatives. We look forward to continuing work with local farm producers to strengthen efforts toward Qatar’s sustainable future.”
QADCO General Manager, Thawab Al Kuwari added “We are delighted to supply Qatar Airways with our fresh produce. Our crops are picked straight from the farm, sorted, packed and delivered to our clients, thereby maintaining the freshness of the crops. We are cultivating different varieties of vegetables and fruits to cater to the diverse preferences of Qatar’s market and Qatar Airways’ passengers. We aim to expand our variety of produce offerings in the near future.”
The agricultural arm of Specialised International Services (SIS), QADCO is one of the largest vegetable and fruit producers in Qatar. The farms of QADCO focuses on maintaining ecological balance by adopting the concepts of sustainable agriculture and clean farming.