Moscow Sheremetyevo T3 opening slated for November; Russian chain Rosinter rounds out food & beverage offer – 25/08/09
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By Dermot Davitt
The new T3 at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: set for a November opening
RUSSIA. The opening of Moscow Sheremetyevo Terminal 3 is tentatively planned for 1 November this year, after a series of delays held up progress on Russia’s newest airport terminal.
The new facility will be home to Aeroflot and its Sky team partners when it finally opens, with capacity for 12 million passengers a year – a capacity that developer JSC Terminal expects to reach within one year of operations.
The 170,000sq m building houses 15,000sq m of commercial concessions in the new terminal, which includes 25 duty free and duty paid stores and 18 food & beverage outlets.
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Aer Rianta International has the exclusive rights to the duty free business, while SSP will operate six food & beverage outlets in the terminal. The other major F&B concessionaire will be Rosinter, Russia’s leading casual dining chain, whose contract was confirmed just weeks ago. It will operate 13 outlets across a total of 1,465sq m, both pre- and post-security. The retailer will invest RUB175 million (US$5.5 million) in the project.
Rosinter will operate a TGI Friday’s, an Il Patio Italian restaurant, six Costa Coffee outlets, two Russian restaurants and a bar, plus it will manage the terminal’s staff canteen.
OJSC Rosinter Restaurants Holding President Sergey Beshev said: “Operating restaurants in large transport hubs is an important component of our corporate strategy. We have solid experience in the airports of Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Riga, as well as in the Kurskiy railway station in the capital of Russia.
“The new terminal is a modern structure built in accordance with the highest airport facility standards. We are very excited with this partnership that allows us to serve our popular brands and cuisines to millions of guests from various countries and cities, with our traditional high quality service in a comfortable environment and cheerful ambiance. We believe that by developing such an ambitious project we are demonstrating once again our leadership in our markets.”
Full details of the new T3, including an interview with JSC Terminal, will appear in the September Digital Print Edition of The Moodie Report.
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