Petroleum supplier North Atlantic has announced that it will construct a new a gas station and Orangestore convenience outlet, as well as a Tim Hortons drive-thru and a quick-service restaurant near the entrance to St John’s International Airport in Canada. The new facility will provide a convenient way to purchase gasoline and grab-and-go convenience items. The development is scheduled to open in early 2018.
Keith Collins, president and CEO of St John’s International Airport Authority, the airport operator, said, “We are delighted to welcome North Atlantic to our airport community, and to enhance the service offerings available at our airport. North Atlantic represents a strong, award-winning local brand with a track record for growth. We look forward to a positive, long-term working relationship with this newest airport partner.”
North Atlantic was selected as the developer of the facility following a competitive tender issued in July 2016. The project will add services that are currently unavailable at or near the airport.
David Button, CEO of North Atlantic, said, “North Atlantic is very excited to be partnering with the St John’s International Airport Authority on this development. We have been impressed with the investments in technology and infrastructure, as well as the overall improvements made by the authority in recent years. Together, we look forward to creating an exceptional airport experience at Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier gateway by providing travelers, rental car customers, employees, neighboring residents, and greeters with a first-class retail development.”
The development of the North Atlantic retail outlet comes on the back of a new passenger terminal constructed by Cougar Helicopters; the construction of a Holiday Inn Express Hotel, the first on-site airport hotel at St John’s International Airport; and the opening of a service center for Avis/Budget Rental Cars. A Best Western Plus hotel is currently under construction and is expected to open by the end of 2017.