JEDDAH: Changi Airports Saudi Arabia (CASA), the management company of the new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, received overwhelming response in their call for proposals for food and beverage concessions at the check-in hall of the new passenger terminal building.
More than 80 representatives from over 30 renowned local and global brands attended the briefing for the first tranche of the food and beverages concessions, which is for two restaurants and three cafes. CASA will roll out other proposals for a wide range of concessions, including additional food and beverages offers in the near future.
Sher Khan, CEO designate of CASA, said, “We are looking at curating and introducing innovative, and refreshing concepts that will excite our guests and enhance their travel experience at the new KAIA. The airport will host passengers and visitors from the Kingdom and all over the world. We want to offer them a wide range of choices, from the familiarity of international cuisines from fast food and gourmet food to Saudi delicacies. We want to showcase Saudi Arabia’s exquisite food culture alongside renowned international food and beverages names.”
Nearly 10,000 square feet at the new airport’s departure floor has been set aside to offer passengers an array of delectable dining options.
In addition to new food and beverages concepts, potential bidders were encouraged to consider value propositions that suit the needs of the diverse passenger profiles at the new KAIA. Other than business and leisure travellers, the airport will play host to a large number of pilgrims annually, due to its close proximity to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
This is the first tranche of concessions out of over 40 packages covering more than 100 locations in the new passenger terminal. The other concessions for offer will include duty free, duty paid specialty retail, car park, and passenger services such as telecommunications, financial services and car rentals.
The pre-proposal briefing for the food and beverages concessions, conducted in late January, also introduced the submission process to prospective tenants. The deadline for submission of proposals is 11:30 am, Thursday, 22 February 2018. For more information on the concessions, please write email@example.com.