Travel retail specialist Avolta has won a nine-year contract for 26 F&B outlets in Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

Avolta is renewing its existing 22 F&B (food and beverage) stores and introducing four additional F&B locations to the airport. The contract is a significant extension to the company’s existing partnership with the Malaysia Airports owned Turkish asset, and builds on an 11-year F&B collaboration, as well as a long-standing travel retail partnership, which will run until 2032.

Luis Marin, president and CEO Europe, Middle East and Africa, Avolta, said: “It is a privilege to play a role in the development of Sabiha Gökçen Airport. As a united company, boasting expertise in both travel retail and F&B, we are dedicated to providing a more holistic offering to our valued partners and we are very happy to be able to showcase this commitment here in Türkiye.

“In line with Avolta’s Destination 2027 strategy, we have equipped the dining venues with traveller-centric technological solutions, including pre-ordering, order kiosks and other innovative solutions like Your Order Please, a QR-based ordering and payment platform, allowing us to meet our guests’ needs in innovative ways.”

Avolta’s four new stores at Sabiha Gökçen will blend global and local flavours and designs to create a sense of place for every traveller.

Two stores will be additional locations for the unique restaurant-café, Karafırın, an intimate and warm space for guests to enjoy a fresh breakfast or traditional oven-baked delicacies with a modern touch, accompanied by a glass of perfectly brewed tea or coffee.  Avolta will also open a proprietary bar with products from Anadolu Efes, a popular Turkish beer brand and Europe’s fifth largest brewer.

The new F&B offering will combine local and global flavours
The new F&B offering will combine local and global flavours Sabiha Gökçen International Airport