SSP, a dedicated operator of food and beverage brands at airports and rail stations, has secured a multi-million pound deal to operate five cafés and restaurants at London City Airport. While two new cafés will begin trading by the summer, three existing outlets will be refurbished and enhanced during a programme scheduled to be completed by August this year.
Passengers will be able to choose between high quality bespoke bar and restaurant offers, designed to meet the needs of the discerning City Airport traveller and the tastes of the unique mix of travellers at the award-winning business class airport.
At the City Bar and Grill, an extensive wine list will feature some of the world’s finest wines such as Château Pétrus. A world-class selection of beers will be available to appeal to the broad spectrum of clientele. Service innovation and technology are at the core of the new offer and passengers will be able to order food and pre-book dining prior to departure, via staff equipped with hand-held devices across the terminal.
The new facilities will include two Panopolis bakeries, one located landside, one airside. With an impressive range of premium quality breads and inspired, creative fillings, Panopolis will appeal to the urbane City traveller. This new development marks the brand’s debut at a UK airport.
Tony Keating, CEO of SSP UK, said the successful proposals were based on SSP’s extensive knowledge of the airport consumer, founded in the company’s detailed programme of consumer research as well as specific understanding of the traveller at City Airport. “We are providing world-class innovation in food quality, supported by a high quality service proposition. We are delighted to be joining forces with City Airport at this exciting time in its development.”
With a heritage stretching back over 60 years, SSP currently has 30,000 employees, serving millions of customers every week. It has business at over 140 airports and over 250 rail stations, and operates more than 2,100 units in 30 countries around the world
– IndiaRetailing Bureau