SSP opens Cabin Bar at Newcastle International in the UK

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Concessionaire SSP has opened its new Cabin Bar at Newcastle International Airport. Passengers can now enjoy views of the runway while choosing from a menu containing a wide range of wines and beverages, as well as snacks including cod croquettes, mezze, charcuterie, patés and cheeses.

Cabin Bar has been finished to a high standard and features an island bar surrounded by chic Tiffany-blue bar stools, and atmospheric lighting at each dining table and booth.

Simon Smith, CEO UK and Ireland for SSP, said, “Cabin is a brand that works well at any travel location looking to offer customers the chance to relax and watch the world go by in an environment that allows them a moment’s escape from the stress of modern life. Sales have risen steadily at London Waterloo, where the brand was launched in 2012. Today the Waterloo bar is a popular choice for a pre-theatre dinner or a business lunch as well as with commuters. We expect Cabin to be equally well received by passengers at Newcastle and at London Stansted, where the third outlet will open in the spring.”

Gill Caleary, commercial director at Newcastle Airport, said, “We’re delighted with how the departure lounge development is coming along. We are investing £14m (US$21m) with our business partners; so far we’ve opened a number of new facilities including the Aspire Lounge, Flying Hippo and Beer House. They’ve all been given a very warm welcome by North East passengers and have been very busy over the summer and festive periods. We’re delighted SSP have opened The Cabin and look forward to their next developments.”

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