Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 29 November 2014

NEWS

Airport tenders planned in St. Maarten amid concessions upgrade

Published: 17/12/12

Source: ©The Moodie Report

By Dermot Davitt

Princess Juliana International Airport: tenders planned
ST. MAARTEN. Princess Juliana International Airport on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten has announced a comprehensive upgrade of its retail and food & beverage concessions via The Moodie Report, with a series of tenders imminent.

Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company (PJIAE) together with InterVISTAS Consulting Group has developed an ambitious concession plan to increase passenger satisfaction, concessionaire sales and airport income. The project includes a major overhaul of the existing programme and features a walkthrough duty-free store and a central food court. The airport currently has 22 retail and seven food & beverage concessions pre- and post-security.

Princess Juliana International Airport hosted 1.6 million passengers in 2011, it is the second-largest airport in the Caribbean and since 2005 operates a state-of-the-art terminal on the southern Dutch-speaking part of the island, which is shared with the French St. Martin.

The new concession programme will be publicly tendered in a two-phase process. An Expression of Interest (EOI) phase will run from 8 to 24 January 2013. A Request for Proposal (RFP) phase with short-listed candidates will follow from 5 February to 25 March (details to be confirmed).

The EOI documents will be available on 8 January and downloadable from the PJIA website. On that day further details will be published through The Moodie Report and local and regional media.

For more information contact Ms. Suzy Kartokromo, 
Senior Business Development Officer, Marketing & Communications, PJIAE NV. Email: skartokromo@pjiae.com

Note: InterVISTAS Consulting Group (InterVISTAS) is a leading advisory firm in aviation, transportation and tourism with bases in Vancouver, Washington and The Hague. Together with Netherlands Airport Consultants (NACO) it delivers one-stop shopping solutions to the airport world and is wholly-owned by the Royal Haskoning DHV Group (RHDHV) from The Netherlands. InterVISTAS’ airport commercial team is led by Johan Schölvinck (johan.scholvinck@intervistas.com)

St. Maarten is a popular Dutch-speaking tourism destination in the Caribbean