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NEWS Last modified on July 11, 2013

Tromsø Airport to expand retail/F&B offering

Norway's Tromsø Airport is to take its retal and F&B offering to a new level with the opening of seven new outlets early next year.

The airport has awarded the concession to existing F&B provider, SSP, which values the contract at €75 million.

New concepts set to be introduced as part of the deal, will lead to the introduction of a landside shop for the first time, include bakery concept Upper Crust; O'Learys sports bar; Caffè Ritazza and Pizza Hut Express.

The new line-up is completed by The Northern Lights Bar.

Commenting on the new deal, managing director of SSP Norway, Morten Solberg Nilsen, said" ‘We have worked with Avinor at Tromsø for nearly 50 years, and we are very pleased that this partnership is now to move forward into another phase.

"Tromsø Airport is Northern Norway's leading airport, and we are extremely proud to have secured this prestigious and significant contract. 

"The new business win strengthens our position in the Nordic region, and underscores our reputation as The Food Travel Experts in Norway.’

Ivar Helsing Schrøen, commercial director at Tromsø Airport, noted: "SSP proposed an outstanding selection of bars, cafés and restaurants that are ideally suited to our passenger demographic here at Tromsø Airport.

"They understand the travelling consumer, and the complexities of operating in the airport environment. 

"We are confident that SSP Norway will continue to meet the high expectations of the airport and its passengers, and will play a pivotal role in driving the on-going success of Northern Norway’s foremost airport."

Currently over 2mppa use Tromsø Airport, and the development of the oil and gas industry, the fishing sector and tourism in the region means this growth is set to continue. 

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