Concessionaire SSP Asia Pacific has won a potential 10-year deal valued at approximately £48m (US$75m) for the operation of six food and beverage outlets at Shenyang Taoxian International Airport in China.
The new offerings will occupy approximately 14,000ft² of concession space and include international brands such as Japanese noodle restaurant Ajisen Ramen, Chinese-style fast-food chain Yon Ho, and Japanese beef and rice offering Yoshinoya. Local brands include Korean concept Happy Gimbaq, Chinese dumpling restaurant Da Qing Hua, and Hong Kong-style café Gang Zai. Almost half of the food concepts will be located in the domestic landside departure mezzanine, with the remainder located in the airside mezzanine precinct. The new units are scheduled to begin trading in 2016.
Chris Rayner, CEO of SSP Asia Pacific, said, “This important contract win will give us a strategic foothold in the rapidly growing northeastern part of China, where we will continue to target further expansion of our business.
“The new units will be a mix of international, national and local brands based on our consumer research findings and I am certain they will provide visitors to Shenyang International Airport with a great variety of food and beverage experiences. Today’s announcement demonstrates SSP’s ambition to grow both in large and medium sized airports, and further reinforces our market leading position in China.”