Cairns Airport is seeking food and beverage (F&B) operators to set up shop in its upgraded $15 million international terminal departure lounge.
Kate McCreery-Carr, general manager for commercial and terminals at Cairns Airport, said the gateway is seeking “high quality food and beverage operators with a proven success record” to service almost 700,000 passengers who pass through the international terminal each year.
She said: “In the past financial year international passenger numbers at Cairns Airport increased by an impressive 19.5% compared with the previous year.
“This growth has motivated a $15 million upgrade of our international terminal including a complete retail refresh which brings with it exciting opportunities for new specialty food and beverage businesses to establish themselves here and add to the existing offer.”
“We look forward to receiving proposals from international, national and local brands.
“We have that mix already operating successfully within our domestic terminal following the $200 million redevelopment completed there in 2010.”
Proposals from F&B operators interested in establishing their business at the terminal will be accepted until Tuesday January 17.
Cairns Airport is Australia’s seventh busiest for international passengers with direct flights to and from Auckland, Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Guam, Port Moresby and to Singapore, via Darwin.