New Airport Dimensions, SSP and Travel Food Services joint venture launches Hong Kong International Airport lounge

Airport Dimensions, SSP and Travel Food Services have formed a new partnership to offer travellers an exclusive lounge destination at Hong Kong International Airport. Called Kyra, the new lounge is expected to open in summer 2024.

Airport Dimensions, SSP and Travel Food Services have formed a new partnership to offer travellers an exclusive lounge destination at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Called Kyra, the new lounge will be located in the Central Concourse of Terminal 1 and is expected to open in summer 2024.

“We welcome the new commercial lounge at HKIA jointly created by Airport Dimensions, SSP and Travel Food Services,” said Wing Yeung, General Manager, Terminal Operations, Airport Authority Hong Kong. “The new lounge would provide another terminal lounge option to our passengers, enhancing the airport experience and satisfaction of our passengers from all over the world.”

The joint venture brings together three businesses, each with unique strengths in creating experiences designed to delight travellers, with the aim to deliver an unrivalled lounge experience at HKIA.

Errol McGlothan, President, EMEA & APAC, Airport Dimensions, commented: “I’m delighted that by coming together as a partnership, we’ve been able to combine the expertise of three industry-leading businesses, and win the opportunity to develop this new highly sought-after space at Hong Kong International Airport. Our win demonstrates the power of our collective and shows what can be achieved when complementary businesses come together to focus their common energy on developing the very best solution for a discerning client. The win marks a significant step towards our growth in the region. We anticipate building on the continued success of our established partnership with HKIA, exemplified by the already operational Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club HKG.”

Jonathan Robinson, CEO, SSP Asia Pacific, said: “Since our debut in Asia with our first food court opening in Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok in 1995, our presence has been growing steadily in this important region, and this latest development is a next step in our ambitious plans for expansion here. Our understanding of what travelling consumers want and how to deliver tailored food and beverage options that meet their needs is well established, and Airport Dimensions and TFS bring impressive complementary skills in other spheres. This new three-way partnership will mean we’re each greater than the sum of our parts, and will enable us to take the lounge customer experience to a new level here in Hong Kong. For more than two decades, our relationship with HKIA has been a happy one, and we’re inordinately proud to be able to add this new element to our portfolio of restaurants, bars and cafes in its impressive terminals.”

Varun Kapur, Executive Director, Travel Food Services, added: “At TFS we strive to provide the highest quality lounge experience for our guests based on certain core principles that transform how travellers perceive their journey. This ambition has underpinned our success, and we’re proud to say we’ve been at the forefront of driving developments that define the food & beverage and lounge experiences of travellers in the region. This uncompromising dedication to the ‘TFS approach’ has been recognised across the industry, and our lounges have been awarded many ‘best in world’ accolades. Our partnership with SSP dates back to 2017, and our understanding of the Asian food service market combined with SSP’s global experience has seen that partnership thrive. I am excited to leverage the strengths of this partnership as well as our collaboration with Airport Dimensions to create a world-class lounge product at HKIA.”



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