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UK gateway Newcastle opens new bar with runway views

SSP has opened a new bar called Cabin at Newcastle International Airport - which it says offers passengers a “premium experience in a first-class environment”.

Partnering with Champagne Lanson, premium beer brand Peroni and leading independent wine merchant Corney & Barrow, the F&B outlet offers a diverse drinks menu.

Among the highlights on the wine list are a Chablis from Domaine Millet, an Argentinian Malbec by Bodega Ruca Malen, and Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moins 2002 vintage champagne.

Travellers can also choose between small bites including salted cod croquettes or Cabin pate, while among the larger plates on offer are Mezze, charcuterie from local farm Dropswell and cheeses from specialist retailer Pong.

Designed around a striking island bar, the décor at Cabin evokes the elegance of travel in a bygone era with atmospheric lighting, including tea-lights at tables, and chic bar stools opulently upholstered in Tiffany-blue are among the design accents that create a sense of luxury.

Gill Caleary, commercial director at Newcastle International Airport, says: “We’re delighted with how the departure lounge development is coming along. We are investing £14 million with our business partners, so far we’ve opened a number of new facilities including the Aspire Lounge, Flying Hippo and Beer House.

“They’ve all been given a very warm welcome by North East passengers and have been very busy over the summer and festive periods. We’re delighted SSP have opened The Cabin and look forward to their next developments.”

Passengers will also get stunning views across the runway, which are particularly impressive as darkness falls and the airport’s twinkling lights add an extra dimension to the ambiance.

Simon Smith, CEO UK and Ireland at SSP, says: “Cabin is a brand that works well at any travel location looking to offer customers the chance to relax and watch the world go by in an environment that allows them a moment’s escape from the stress of modern life.”

He adds he expects Cabin to be well received by passengers, and revealed plans for an outlet at Stansted in the Spring.

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