SSP wins US$130m concessions contract for Düsseldorf Airport

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Restaurateur SSP has been awarded a US$130m contract to operate eight food and beverage outlets, as well as a state-of-the-art conference center, at Düsseldorf Airport in Germany.

The seven-year contract will pave the way for a number of firsts for German airports, including two concepts from UK celebrity chef Jamie Oliver – Jamie’s Deli and Jamie’s Coffee Van.

In addition, SSP will be opening a new concept by German TV chef Tim Mälzer called Hausmann’s. This full service restaurant, designed in a vintage style, will serve a contemporary German menu. Locally renowned names including French-inspired café and patisserie Epi, and Italian family restaurant 4 Cani will also feature, as well as international fast food brand KFC. Carls, a modern-style café and bar named after the city’s famous Carlsplatz food market, and Middle-Eastern restaurant Mosaic, complete the lineup.

Cornelius Everke, CEO, SSP DACH and FRABEL, the divisions responsible for Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, said, “SSP has been operating at Düsseldorf Airport for many years, and we are delighted to be building on our relationship with the team here as the airport moves into a new era. Our offer has been designed to help Düsseldorf Airport achieve its ambition to be North Rhine-Westphalia’s ‘gateway to the world’. We are certain that this outstanding brand mix will provide a highly engaging experience for passengers at the airport.”

Thomas Schnalke, managing director at Düsseldorf Airport, said, “The new outlets show once more that guests at Düsseldorf Airport are constantly offered innovative and premium gastronomy experiences. The fact that successful brands such as Jamie Oliver will be making their market debut with the brands Jamie’s Deli and Jamie’s Coffee Van here at Düsseldorf Airport, underscores the international relevance which we have beyond the pure aviation business. We are also delighted that SSP will operate our 32,000ft² premium DUS Conference Center, a modern concept, which will set a benchmark within our industry.”

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