27 Feb 20 - Press releases - Airports

Areas opens the first EXKi in the Alicante-Elche airport

Leading Food & Beverage and travel retail company Areas has opened the first EXKi in the Alicante-Elche airport, the fifth largest in Spain in terms of passenger traffic.

The Belgian chain, with more than 100 outlets throughout Europe (in Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) currently has three outlets in Spanish airports, two of which are in the Barcelona airport. The new space features 190 m2 of space and has capacity for 90 diners.

EXKi’s offering focuses on fresh natural products that are organic and / or fair trade whenever possible. This new outlet offers up a wide range of culinary options to travellers including a broad selection of organic coffees and teas, while also featuring an extensive line of balanced, healthy meals created with quality ingredients. The chain receives expert advice from Frank Fol, a renowned Belgian chef who specializes in healthy food. This new outlet is structured in a Grab & Go format in order to cover different needs, at any time of the day, for the 15 million passengers who pass through this airport every year.

With its finger on the market’s pulse and ever attentive to clients’ needs, Areas is committed to opening more healthy outlets in the Travel Channel sector with innovative brands likes EXKi, La Place, and the company’s own brand Deli&Cia. As part of the company’s strategy, Areas is also promoting healthy concepts with launches of plant-based products like Heura and Beyond Burger.

The opening of this new EXKi brings the number of the brand’s outlets in Spain to three and it forms part of the contract awarded for eight new food and drink outlets at the Alicante airport. Areas has already opened three in the airport: the Santagloria café and bakery, the Carlsberg pub, and the Lavazza café, and will soon open a Deli&Cia, the world’s first Tagliatella in an airport, a Subway, and a Starbucks.

Areas is the top food&beverage operator in this airport and continues to invest in its own brands, innovative franchises, and in renovating its culinary offering to meet the needs of all of its customers.


About Areas

Areas is one of the worldwide leaders in Food&Beverage and Travel Retail with revenues of 1.9 billion Euro in 2018/2019. Each year Areas welcome 348 million clients in its 1,928 outlets in 12 countries in Europe, USA, Mexico and Chile.

As a renowned Food&Beverage operator in the travel world, focused on quality for 50 years, Areas is present in the largest and smallest travel centers throughout the world (airports, train stations, highway service stations), as well as in key points at fair grounds and leisure centers.

Based on a culture of operational excellence, Areas has in-depth knowledge of passenger needs and the widest range of Food&Beverage concepts on the market which allows it to always offer a perfect combination suited to the 950,000 clients it welcomes every day.

For more information: http://www.areas.com             

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