SSP and Budapest Airport extend partnership

LONDON, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has cemented its partnership with Budapest Airport by celebrating the confirmation of a contract extension. Nick Inkster, CEO, SSP WEMEAP, and Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport, sealed the agreement which will see numerous upgrades, refurbishments, and conversions, of SSP’s many restaurants and cafés at Budapest Airport.

The first stage of the progressive partnership will see SSP’s Flocafe in Terminal 2B refreshed and upgraded. This will result in 32m2 of additional seating with expectation to generate 50,000 more transactions. In the coming months, and as part of the expansion, the legendary upscale Gundel restaurant will be converted into a long open-plan bar serving a diverse range of food and beverages. In addition, the Hippo restaurant will be transformed into an O’Leary’s sports bar serving casual dine-in meals accompanied by the best of TV sport. The airside outdoor terrace will also be upgraded to enable its use throughout the year.

Commenting at the signing ceremony, Lammers said: “I am delighted to celebrate our ongoing partnership with SSP Hungary. The continued contract will see some major developments and upgrades of facilities helping to keep Budapest Airport in the top tier of wide variety, and best value, retail airport experiences in Europe. SSP is a reliable, valued, and close partner, delivering up-to-date food and beverage choices for the ever-growing number of passengers using the continually improving Budapest Airport.”

SOURCE: SSP Group plc

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