Welcome to the latest issue of FAB – the world’s only publication solely dedicated to airport food & beverage.

Design is much more than merely how something looks – no matter how stunning that might be. Great design creates emotion and can even boost efficiency, which in turn drives business. Responsibility for optimising design does not just fall upon the architects and interior designers, but also operators and even airports.

In this issue we look beyond the sheer physicality of design to bring you a behind-the-scenes examination, interviewing award-winning design houses (Studio Duncalf and BCV Architecture + Interiors) while also casting a spotlight on the trinity responsible for FAB Award-winning AIR at Zürich Airport.

Detail Design, Zürich Airport and Autogrill Schweiz all give their side of the success story that is AIR – a glorious reinterpretation of the golden age of air travel, brought bang up to date to meet the needs of a modern airport environment.

Studio Duncalf took inspiration from the city’s street markets for the new food hall design at Copenhagen Airport

This edition of FAB brings you news of openings in airports around the world from Singapore to San Francisco; our regular look at CSR and sustainability issues; and compelling industry Insight from sector consultants, Hunter Palmer – Global Retail Solutions.

We also head to Peru – one of the world’s gastronomic hotbeds – to hear how Lima Airport Partners revamped its food hall (ahead of a new terminal opening with an increased focus on F&B), and congratulate Retail Services on its FAB Award for New Food & Beverage Concept of the Year for Haytu.

Finally, FAB looks ahead to The Trinity Forum in Doha, Qatar, with a stellar line-up of speakers already announced and plenty of food for thought on matters impacting airport F&B.

We hope you enjoy this issue of FAB.

NOTE: If you would like to take part in FAB, please contact Martin Moodie (Martin@MoodieDavittReport.com) for editorial and Irene Revilla for advertising and sponsorship (Irene@MoodieDavittReport.com).