SSP outlines detail of its contract renewal in Zurich

SSP News Release 26-March-2010

SSP, The Food Travel Experts, have announced details of plans for their food and beverage operations at Zurich Airport, following the win of a seven plus two-year deal to continue to run a number of outlets. The new contract will see the redevelopment of some of its existing units, including the Holiday Bar. This will be refurbished and re-branded as a sports bar, offering a full menu including a range of healthy options. The full-service restaurant will be extended from 60 to 120 seats.

The Center Bar will remain in its current format, but it will offer a re-designed Asian-influenced menu. La Corbeille will be re-modelled, as will the three bars at the airport’s Pier A. Pier B, which is currently closed, will re-open in 2011 with two new concepts to cater for Shengen and Non-Shengen passengers. The mix of brands used will be chosen to reflect the culture and cuisine of Switzerland – which is a key priority for the airport.

‘Our ambition is to make a step change in the facilities at our airside area,’ said Peter Eriksson, Chief Commercial Officer at Zurich Airport. ‘SSP is the right partner to help us achieve this goal.’

Commenting on the win, Rick Stavast, Managing Director of SSP Switzerland said; ‘We are delighted to be working in partnership with the team at Zurich Airport to further enhance the customer experience here at Zurich. This is one of the most impressive airports in the world, and the standards expected are high. We’re very proud to be playing a role in this prestigious project.’

The 8 million Swiss Franc (5.5 million Euro) refurbishments will take place over the next 24 to 36 months.

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