New food and beverage provider selected for Muscat International Airport

Oman Thursday 10/November/2016 14:10 PM
By: Times News Service
New food and beverage provider selected for Muscat International Airport

Muscat: New food and beverage service provider will be dominating Muscat International Airport for the next decade announced Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC).
OAMC signed an agreement with Turkish company BTA to provide food and beverage services to Muscat International Airport passengers for the next 10 years.
Sheikh Aimen Al Hosni, CEO of OAMC, said that the agreement is based on the strategy put in line for 2020 which aims at ranking Oman airports among the top 20 in the world.
With regards to choosing BTA among other candidates, Al Hosni said, “BTA was chosen based on strict criteria with regards to quality and commitment to hospitality and reception, in addition it its global reputation which has qualified them to win the contract for the next 10 years.”
BTA will manage the food and beverage scene at the airport, which covers an area of 5000 square meters while 15 percent of the area will be given to SMEs to encourage an environment of competition against bigger companies.
“The agreement states that 15 percent of the area shall be reserved for local SMEs. This will encourage SMEs to work closely with big international companies which in turn will have a positive impact on their performance and experience as well as grow competitively both locally and internationally in this sector.”
With passenger numbers expected to rise, Sheikh Samer Al Nabhani, General Manager of Commercial Operations said, “We expect to see a leap in the number of passengers passing through Muscat International Airport.”
“Therefore, we have to ensure that they are provided with the best possible hospitality, reception and services at the food and beverage corner,” he added.