New Jeddah airport issues request for proposals for F&B concessions

January 21, 2018

JEDDAH — Changi Airports Saudi Arabia (CASA), operator of the new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, Sunday issued the first tranche of Request for Proposals (RFP) for concession space at the new terminal.

To offer guests of the new KAIA a unique passenger experience, CASA is designing the retail environment by putting passengers at the forefront and delighting them with what is special to the Kingdom. This includes special attention to the Kingdom’s heritage, hospitality, landscape, and cuisine.

The first RFP is for five food and beverage concessions in the check-in area of the new terminal. The concessions for cafes and restaurants will be for a period of three years. The restaurant concession will include an option to renew for two years.

This is the first of over 40 packages covering more than 100 locations in the new KAIA. Subsequent RFPs will include concessions for duty free, duty paid specialty retail, car park, and passenger services such as telecommunications, financial services and car rentals.

CASA is a consortium led by Changi Airports International (CAI) from Singapore. It was awarded the contract to operate and develop the new KAIA for 20 years by the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation in May 2017.

The new KAIA will the busiest and best connected airport in Saudi Arabia when it opens in 2018. It is the main airport of Saudi’s key commercial center and the second largest city, Jeddah.

It is also the gateway to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. In anticipation of the high traffic growth, the new KAIA is undergoing a phased expansion program that will ultimately increase the airport capacity from over 30 million passengers per annum to 80 million.

Changi Airports International is the wholly owned subsidiary of the Changi Airport Group, which is responsible for the operation and management of Singapore Changi Airport, the most awarded airport in the world.

A pre-proposal briefing for the first package will be conducted on Jan. 25. The closing date for the submission of proposal is Feb.. Those interested can write in to for more information. — SG

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