Abu Dhabi airport records 47% increase in food sales
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) achieved a record-breaking second quarter revenue growth for Abu Dhabi Hospitality Company (ADHC), bringing the record for year-to-date sales of Food and Beverages at Abu Dhabi International Airport to Dh 38.2 Million in the first half of the year, a 47.1% increase compared to the same period in 2011. Passenger growth totaled 22.8% for the first six months of 2012.
Dan Cappell, senior vice president commercial of ADAC said: “A number of factors contribute to the continued dynamic growth of sales in the second quarter. The addition of new outlets at Abu Dhabi International Airport has driven the F&B business both in terms of revenue and by providing a greater variety of options for the airport customers. SSP, McDonald’s, Bricco Café operated by Airest Collezioni, Starbucks and Costa Coffee have all had a positive impact on sales in the first six months.”
“ADAC remains committed to investing in passenger amenities, and delivering a world-class offer that represents a real value for money proposition for all travelers. Additional initiatives such as complimentary Wi-Fi access, free use of computer stations, children’s play areas and lounges for economy passengers, reflect ADAC’s commitment to enhancing customers experience when traveling to, from or via Abu Dhabi International Airport,” Cappell added.
Abu Dhabi International Airport’s improvements have been reflected in their Airport Service Quality (ASQ) rankings and with the SkyTrax 4 Star award, leading it to become the only airport in the Middle East that is ranked 4 Stars, reinforcing ADAC’s commitment to customer choice and quality.