Travel food operator SSP has announced plans to open seven high-quality restaurants and food and beverage outlets at Salvador Bahia Airport in Brazil.
The restaurant openings are part of a new partnership between SSP and Duty-Free Americas (DFA) called SSP DFA Restaurantes Brasil. Under the new joint venture, a number of international and local brands will open at the airport. The deal is expected to help the airport achieve its new commercial vision of offering a better retail experience to passengers.
“SSP brings expertise to adding more high-quality options to our airport while DFA offers sound knowledge of the Brazilian market,” said Marc Gordien, commercial director of Salvador Airport.
Among the outlets opening are espresso bar Ritazza, Italian restaurant Barzetti, Mexican-themed concept Mi Casa Burritos, baked goods specialists Millie’s and healthy eating brand Haven. The layout and menu of the outlets will be adapted to suit regional trends and tastes. New local brands will also be announced shortly.
The units will be distributed between the landside food court and the airside area, in the new commercial spaces in both arrivals and in departures.
SSP runs operations at more than 125 airports in 33 countries, serving around 1.5 million customers per day. DFA has more than 180 units worldwide and operates Salvador Airport’s international duty-free store. From June, it will also run the Duty Paid store in the new boarding area, a 780m² (9,470ft²) walk-through facility.