January 20 2015  |  Airline & Terminal News

SSP’s Cabin brings luxury to Newcastle International Airport

By Melissa Silva

Partnering with Champagne Lanson, premium beer brand Peroni and leading independent wine merchant Corney & Barrow, Cabin offers a drinks menu to impress the most discerning customer. Among the highlights on the wine list are a Chablis from Domaine Millet, an Argentinean Malbec by Bodega Ruca Malen, and Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moins 2002 vintage champagne.

Cabin offers all passengers a premium experience in a First Class environment

The Cabin also offers selections for those looking for something elegant to eat on their travels. Customers can choose between small bites including salted cod croquettes or Cabin pâté, and larger plates featuring Mezze, charcuterie from local farm Dropswell and cheeses from specialist retailer Pong.

 “Cabin is a brand that works well at any travel location looking to offer customers the chance to relax and watch the world go by in an environment that allows them a moment’s escape from the stress of modern life," said Simon Smith, CEO UK and Ireland at SSP.

"Sales have risen steadily at London Waterloo, where the brand was launched in 2012. Today the Waterloo bar is a popular choice for a pre-theatre dinner or a business lunch, as well as with commuters. We expect Cabin to be equally well received by passengers at Newcastle and at Stansted, where the third outlet will open in the sprin,” Smith added.

Designed around a striking island bar, the décor at Cabin evokes the elegance of travel in a bygone era. Atmospheric lighting, including tea lights at tables, and chic bar stools upholstered in Tiffany-blue are among the design accents. Views across the runway are particularly impressive during the evening, as the airport’s lighting adds an extra dimension to the ambiance.

“We’re delighted with how the departure lounge development is coming along," said Gill Caleary, Commercial Director at Newcastle International Airport.

"We are investing £14 million (US$21 million) with our business partners; so far we’ve opened a number of new facilities including the Aspire Lounge, Flying Hippo and Beer House. They’ve all been given a very warm welcome by North East passengers and have been very busy over the summer and festive periods. We’re delighted SSP have opened The Cabin and look forward to their next developments,” Caleary concluded.

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