Travel F&B specialist SSP Group has agreed new contracts with Swedavia which will see it open ten food and beverage units at Swedish airports.

SSP’s partnership with popular Swedish artisan bakery Gateau is being further developed with four new units opening across Stockholm Arlanda. A downtown favourite, its menu has been adapted to the airport environment. Gateau´s signature products combine French baking heritage with modern food trends and distinct Swedish and Nordic flavours. With an expanded range of fresh sandwiches and coffee options to appeal to a wide range of tastes, guests will be able to enjoy a final ‘fika’ (‘coffee break’) before their flights. The décor of the new outlets has been inspired by the ambience of traditional downtown Swedish coffee houses, with a blend of marble and dark wood used throughout. Gateau units will open across Stockholm Arlanda Airport at Sky City, T5 Market Place, T2, and T5 Pier F.

At Luleå Airport, a new Cornelius Coffee unit offers a traditional café option with an on-trend Swedish twist. For guests wanting to grab a drink while they wait for their flight, Craft n’ Draft offers everything from locally brewed beer to an international assortment of drinks, spirits, and alcohol-free ranges. The space is designed to offer a warm environment in which to unwind and is perfect both for families and groups, SSP Group said. New hybrid retail concept KIOSK has also opened at Luleå Airport.

Luleå Airport Cornelius Coffee

Cornelius Coffee offers a traditional café option with a Swedish twist

At Malmö Airport, SSP will open Husman, which delivers a quality food experience with a specific focus on Swedish ‘husmanskost’ (traditional, home-cooked Swedish food) and Bistro & Bar, which will offer casual dining influenced by popular international and local flavours. Swedish coffee concept Fika & KIOSK will also feature at Malmö.

In line with SSP and airport operator Swedavia’s wider sustainability goals, the units will offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. They will also utilise local and recycled materials wherever possible.

Lulea SSP Group craft n' draft food options

The new units will offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options

Björn Olsson, managing director of SSP Sweden, said; “In the many years we’ve been operating in Sweden, we’ve built strong relationships with the teams at Swedavia across the country. We’ve also spent this time developing innovative concepts, inspired by the regions in which they are located as well as fostering partnerships with a range of local-favourite brands that we can bring to airports and rail stations across the country.

“We know that passengers want to have truly local experiences as they travel and these new concepts and brilliant brand partnerships give them a genuine opportunity to engage with Swedish food and drink culture.”

Charlotte Ljunggren, chief commercial officer at Swedavia, said: “It’s important for us to offer a selection of food options at different price points, and our ambition is always to offer both high quality and value for money. We also want to spotlight the Swedish coffee culture – fika – and Gateau can positively contribute to this aspiration.”

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