SSP to enhance offer at Newcastle International Airport with arrival of Caffè Ritazza

SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is to offer passengers at Newcastle International Airport a new food and beverage concept, Caffè Ritazza.  The new facility, which is part of a first phase redevelopment of the airport’s landside facilities, will welcome its first customers later this year.

The new facility has been designed to ensure that passengers flying from Newcastle will have a choice of high quality coffee offers, together with a broad selection of hot food, from breakfast through to late in the day.

Commenting on the new opening, Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK and Ireland said “Working in partnership with the team at Newcastle International, we have carefully analysed the needs of passengers at this important gateway to the northeast. Great coffee, a good range of alcohol products and hot food throughout the day were top of the list. Caffè Ritazza will enable us to meet all these requirements from one outlet.”

David Laws, CEO of Newcastle Airport said “Having made a significant investment in our departure lounge over the last 12 months, we’re delighted to introduce Caffè Ritazza, accessible to all passengers and visitors on our check in concourse.  Caffè Ritazza has traded successfully in our departure lounge for a number of years and with a versatile product range, it will appeal to passengers and visitors alike. This is the first stage of our landside development and we look forward to further announcements in due course.”

• Created especially for the travel sector, Caffè Ritazza is inspired by the coffee-drinking culture of Italy, and yet retains the flexibility to be tailored to meet local needs.