Autogrill extends its Amsterdam Airport concession

  • Expected total revenues of around 2 billion euros in the period from 2013 to 2027
  • 75 food & beverage points of sale operated at the airport
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 13:05

Milan, 17 October 2012 - Through its HMSHost International division, Autogrill Group (Milan: AGL IM) has extended, five years in advance, its food & beverage concession for the 75 points of sale it operates in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Operations are expected to generate overall revenues of around €2 billion in the period from 2013 to 2027. 

Active at the airport since 1995, the Group is the main food & beverage operator in the Dutch hub, a showcase of innovation in offering and services for travellers. The Company was given the Best Food & Beverage Concession Programme award at the 2012 FAB Awards.  

The offering proposed by HMSHost is designed to meet the needs of all kinds of travellers. One of the more innovative projects is Fair Taste Café, the first sustainable grab-and-go concept, with an offering based on fair trade products, and winner of the airport operator’s 2012 Corporate Responsibility Award.

Other concepts include bread!, a new-generation sandwich bar where baguettes can be made to personal tastes, Dutch Kitchen, a restaurant specializing in local cuisine, Bubbles Seafood & Wine Bar, drawing on local seafaring traditions, and Café Chocolat, a gourmet pâtisserie that won the airports Innovation Award in 2009. A restaurant specializing in Spanish cuisine, Cafe Comunal, was recently opened in Concourse C, while Harvest Market, featuring a wide assortment of fresh local produce, is scheduled to open in Concourse D early 2013.

With over 300 destinations, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol reached 50 million passengers in 2011 (up 10.2%) to finish 4th in the European airport traffic rankings. It is now considered an "aerotropolis" that offers a dynamic environment capable of providing services right round the clock. In 2012 Schiphol was also judged Best Airport in Europe at the Business Traveller Awards. Active in over 100 airports in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Oceania, HMSHost operates in the top 20 airports in North America by passenger traffic.