Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Island Taste among winning bidders for ORIA concession stands

Island Taste is one of a few local businesses that will operate inside the Owen Roberts International Airport’s new food court, which is part of a larger airport renovation project scheduled to be completed later this year.

The CIAA made the revelation on Wednesday, following an article by another news outlet, about the winning bidders who will operate in the new retail, duty-free and food & beverage locations.

The locations will primarily be featured in the expanded departures hall within the new food court and shopping gallery, as part of the Airport’s redevelopment and expansion project.

The food court will include dining options by Wendy’s, Subway, Island Taste and The Brew Hut.

 Retail and duty-free shopping will be provided by Kirk Freeport, Last Chance Island Souvenirs, Bodden Freeport, Tortuga Rum Co., Jacques Scott, Island Jewellers and Churchill Cigars.

Works to fit-out the new locations began earlier this month with the opening of the new concessions, becoming available in phases, over the next few months.

“Travelers to and from Owen Roberts International Airport can look forward to a myriad of enhancements and amenities over the next several months as we move closer to completing this multi-phased project to better serve our guests and to offer them a world-class airport experience,” said CIAA CEO Albert Anderson.

Substantial completion of the Airport project is slated for December 2018 and will also include the addition of a children’s play area, mothers’ nursing station, digital flight information displays, common-use self-service kiosks, 39 check-in counters and nine departure gates.

The expansion will almost triple the Airport’s size from 77,000 to 208,000 square feet, accommodating 2.5 million passengers per year.