March 15 2023  |  Airlines & Airports

HMSHost International wins contract to bring four stores to Helsinki Airport

By GTR Magazine Staff

A rendering of Nordic Kitchen Deli, Bar & Bistro

Building on its collaboration with Finavia at Helsinki Airport in Finland, HMSHost International has been awarded an additional four stores for a contract term of six years, valued at more than €50 million (US$53.6 million).

"The company will bring four new and exciting brands to the airport’s apron view locations in the renewed terminal," says a press release. "Passengers can expect to enjoy Italian Kitchen Terracotta, wine and seafood bar Bubbles, Nordic Kitchen Deli, Bar & Bistro, and Espresso House in early 2024. The addition of the four new stores brings the total footprint to 18 stores at Helsinki Airport.

"Italian Kitchen Terracotta offers guests the familiar flavors of Italian cuisine. The Neapolitan and modern pizzas, paninis, and panzerotti suit all parts of the day, from breakfast to dinner. Bubbles, HMSHost’s renowned wine and seafood bar, responds to a growing trend for premium wines and fresh and healthy seafood dishes. It offers our guests the perfect place to relax and enjoy elegant cuisine in sumptuous surroundings while enjoying airfield views.

"Nordic Kitchen Deli, Bar & Bistro combines genuine Scandinavian ethos with the format of a serviced bistro, offering local craft beer, artisanal products, and comforting recipes in a modern and unique atmosphere. Espresso House brings a world-class coffee experience to guests, a mission that made the brand the north star of millions of coffee lovers all over the Nordics."

Sytze van der Aa, Regional Managing Director Europe, HMSHost International, said, “It is a privilege to play a role in the redevelopment of Helsinki Airport and we are delighted to be a part of Finavia’s vision to create world-class service at the airport. We have curated our space to deliver a future-proofed F&B portfolio, in terms of local and global flavors, design, and sustainability. We want to create places to be, for both our guests and associates. With each store equipped with a to-go section and seating areas giving views over the airfield, we are the right place at the right time for our guests.”

Nora Immonen, Director of Commercial Business at Helsinki Airport at Finavia, added, “We are excited to further develop the food and beverage selection together with our long-term partner HMSHost International. We are positive our passengers will enjoy the new restaurant concepts. Our aim is to increase the supply of hot foods and offer a wide range of takeaway products that are available around the clock.”


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