The French Competition Authority has given the green light to the creation of a new joint venture that will oversee the management and operations of food and beverage outlets at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly Airports.

The joint venture, named Extime Food & Beverage Paris, will be run by Aéroport de Paris (ADP) and SSP, the UK-headquartered operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide.

Gerard D’Onofrio, managing director of SSP France, Belgium and Luxembourg, said: “We are pleased with the outcome of the High Authority for Competition decision. The creation of the joint venture Extime Food & Beverage with Aéroport de Paris represents an important turning point for SSP and for travellers at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports.

“This new entity will allow us to rethink and enrich the catering offer at the airports, offering a high-end and diversified culinary experience that will appeal to the most demanding passengers."

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