Wednesday, October 18, 2017

12 Airports Authority of India airports to woo passengers with retail therapy, better dining experience

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is gearing up to provide passengers a better shopping and dining experience at 12 of its airports, which will boost its revenue.
AAI has started floating separate requests for proposals (RFPs), inviting a master concessionaire to set up food and beverage (F&B) outlets, including at least an international and a national brand for smaller airports.
There will be a separate bidding process for retail outlets, which will start from October 23.

The 12 airports are Bhopal, Indore, Raipur, Lucknow, Calicut, Thiruvananthpuram, Trichy, Amritsar, Bhubaneshwar, Srinagar, Guwahati and Goa.
"The concessionaire shall incur all capital expenditure in relation to the development, setting up, operation, maintenance and management of the F&B outlets," as per the RFP document.

These airports currently have a handful of vendors which bid separately to set up food stalls and retail outlets.
AAI now plans to bring them under a master concessionaire at each of these airports, according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
17/10/17 PTI/Economic Times

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