F&B OPERATORS SOUGHT FOR NEW TERMINAL AT JEDDAH’S KING ABDULAZIZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Changi Airports Saudi Arabia (CASA), operator of Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), today issued the first tranche of Request for Proposals (RFP) for concession space at the new terminal.
To offer guests of the new KAIA a unique passenger experience, CASA reveals that it is designing the retail environment by putting passengers at the forefront and delighting them with what is special to the Kingdom.
This, it says, includes special attention to the Kingdom’s heritage, hospitality, landscape, and cuisine.
The first RFP is for five food and beverage concessions in the check-in area of the new terminal.
The concessions for cafes and restaurants will be for a period of three years. The restaurant concession will include an option to renew for two years.
This is the first of over 40 packages covering more than 100 locations in the new KAIA.
Subsequent RFPs will include concessions for duty free, duty paid specialty retail, car park, and passenger services such as telecommunications, financial services and car rentals.
A pre-proposal briefing for the first package will be conducted on 25 January 2018. The closing date for the submission of proposal is 22 February 2018. Those interested can write in to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CASA is a consortium led by Changi Airports International (CAI) from Singapore. It was awarded the contract to operate and develop the new KAIA for 20 years by the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation in May 2017.
According to CASA, the new-look KAIA will the busiest and best connected airport in Saudi Arabia when it opens in 2018.
In anticipation of the high traffic growth, the new KAIA is undergoing a phased expansion programme that will ultimately increase the airport capacity from over 30 million passengers per annum