The Group consolidates its business in Northern European airports
Milan, 05 February 2014 - Through its HMSHost International subsidiary, Autogrill Group (Milan: AGL IM) has secured an early renewal of its concession at Copenhagen International Airport, Northern Europe’s main hub for passenger traffic, thus consolidating its successful partnership with the Danish airport operator initiated in 2007.
The agreement extends for a further 5 years the contract for operation of part of the airport’s food&beverage business, which is expected to generate total revenues of over €80million in the period 2014-2020.
Autogrill will continue to offer Copenhagen’s travellers a world class quality experience with leading global brands like Burger King, whose spaces in Terminal 3 will be enlarged with respect to their current surface area, and Starbuck’s, with one point of sale in Terminal 2 and another in Terminal 3.
The Group operates another four locations in the Danish airport, two Starbuck’s and The Bar in Terminal 3 and two Grab&Fly convenience stores in Terminal 2.
The operation is a further consolidation of the Group’s Northern European business following its adjudication, in last autumn, of new concessions at airports in Düsseldorf in Germany and Helsinki Finland, in the Eurotunnel stations and at East Midlands Airport in the UK.
Situated 8 km south of city, Copenhagen Airport links the Scandinavian region to over 160 destinations worldwide. In 2013 it moved over 24 million passengers (of whom over 90% international) to continue the positive trend in which it has seen 40% growth in the number of travellers over the past decade (source: Copenhagen Airports).To boost growth, the airport operator recently launched an infrastructure development plan aiming to reach 40 million passengers a year within the next 25 years.
Active in over 100 airports worldwide, HMSHost operates in North America’s 30 busiest airports by passenger traffic. Through its HMSHost International division the company has food & beverage operations at 18 airports in Europe and 20 across the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific.