SPAIN. Travel dining and retail specialist Areas has been awarded the contract to manage eight food & beverage outlets at Alicante-Elche Airport, the fifth largest in terms of passenger traffic in Spain. Areas, the global concession catering brand of Elior Group, has been a partner at Alicante Airport since 2010.

Areas will open the first airport La Tagliatella restaurant, representing a popular Italian cuisine brand in Spain. International brands include Starbucks, Lavazza, Subway, Carlsberg and Exki, as well as national brands such as Santa Gloria. Areas house brand Deli&Cia will feature with a broader line of products and an updated look.


La Tagliatella: An airport first for an Italian name that is popular in Spain.

Areas CEO Oscar Vela said: “This new success makes Areas the leading commercial operator in an airport that offers excellent growth prospects, and strengthens our position as leader in the airports sector in Spain. Winning this concession contract is the fruit of an ambitious strategy, the purpose of which is to provide the greatest comfort and culinary experience to more than 340 million passengers that frequent our 2,100 outlets across the world.”

NOTE: The Moodie Davitt Report also publishes The Foodie Report, the world’s only media focused on airport (and other travel-related) food & beverage. The Foodie Report Newsletter is published every two weeks and The Foodie Report Zine every month.

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The company also organises the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards. Last year’s FAB took place on 20-21 June in Helsinki. FAB 2019 will be held at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on 26-27 June.