July 22 2019  |  Airlines & Airports

Ottawa International’s airport concession program takes off

By Jas Ryat


Paradies Lagardère will operate The Locks store at Ottawa International Airport

Ottawa International Airport Authority has announced its new airport concession program.

A competitive tender process culminated in SSP Canada and Paradies Lagardère being named master concessionaires for OttawaInternational Airport (YOW)’s food, beverage, and retail offering.

Additionally, global quick-serve giant, Subway, was also assigned an independent contract to round out the program.

Ottawa-Gatineau as a destination is reflected in the terminal, thanks to the following partnerships:

SSP Canada will operate local brands Big Rig Brewery, Bridgehead Coffee, La Bottega Nicastro, and Zak’s Diner. They will join well-known brands including Tim Hortons, Canal Market Hall, and Urban Crave.

Paradies Lagardère will operate Dylan’s Candy Bar, Maison de la Presse, TripAdvisor, Relay, No Boundaries, and The Locks.

Local products offered in the Paradies Lagardère stores will include Bee Savvy,

Hummingbird Chocolate, Low Poly Crafts, Purple Urchin, Split Tree Cocktail,

Strut Jewelry, and Top Shelf Preserves.

The concession program is a key pillar in the YOW+ airport enhancement program, along with Group Germain Hotels’ construction of the Alt Hotel Ottawa Airport, and construction of a light rail transit station.

The C$27 million (US$21 million) concession construction program will be phased over two years. YOW will be contributing C$12 million (US$9 million), and its master concessionaires C$15 million (US$11 million).

In total, YOW+ represents more than C$100 million (US$76 million) in investment in the community by Ottawa International Airport Authority and its project partners.

Brand News

December 11 2019

Heineken and KLM launch Crown Lounge…

Heineken and KLM have partnered in their hometown of Amsterdam to bring a new bar experience to passengers using KLM’s stylish…

By Laura Shirk

December 11 2019

Rituals Cosmetics spreads Christmas…

​Rituals Cosmetics has launched two festive Christmas activations at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Copenhagen Airport in…

By Jas Ryat

December 10 2019

Mondelez WTR expands its destination-themed…

​Mondelez World Travel Retail is expanding the growing trend of destination-themed products in travel retail with its brand-new…

By Hibah Noor

December 10 2019

Tito’s Handmade Vodka now available…

​Thirsty travelers on Aer Lingus, the national airline of Ireland, will now have a new option for onboard cocktails. Tito’s…

By Jas Ryat

December 9 2019

The Curtain Lifts on Cointreau…

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail (GTR) has taken over Brisbane Airport with the originality…

By Laura Shirk

December 6 2019

Bacardi Global Travel Retail partners…

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has partnered with Ever Rich Duty Free for a pop-up Aberfeldy store, just in time to capture…

By Jas Ryat

December 6 2019

CabinZero's inflight success leads…

CabinZero is stepping into 2020 fuelled by a successful year in the inflght sector, with 20 new listings across 18 airlines…

By Jas Ryat

December 5 2019

Shiseido Travel Retail inspires…

​To celebrate this festive season, Shiseido Travel Retail has released new limited-edition ranges from its four prestige…

By Laura Shirk

December 5 2019

Raise a toast to Gindia: India’s…

GINtresting fact: ​The birthplace of G&T finally stakes claim to the first craft gin made from 100 % Indian botanicals.

By Jas Ryat

Copyright 2019 DutyFree Magazine. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy Sitemap