HMSHost (Autogrill) enters the Food & Beverage service sector for American Airlines' lounges
The agreement concerns 51 locations in North America and will last 5 years
Italian Autogrill Spa, through its subsidiary HMSHost, will be the exclusive food&beverage service supplier for American Airlines’ airport lounges throughout North America for the next five years, with a total of 51 lounges served in 25 airports (24 in the U.S. and 1 in Canada), including American Airlines’ Flagship, Flagship First Dining and Admirals Club lounges.
Thanks to its top-quality food&beverage offer, its broad network throughout American airports and a wide brand portfolio, HMSHost is entering a market with significant synergies with its core business.
“Thinking big has constantly pushed HMSHost to innovate year after year, which is why we are so proud to be part of American Airlines’ experience and simultaneously keep contributing our skills in the airport Food & Beverage sector” - said Steve Johnson, North America CEO. “We are glad American Airlines gave us this opportunity to enter a new business area and offer their customers with a unique pre-flight taste experience".
Autogrill is the world’s leading provider of f&b services for travellers with a presence in 147 airports in 32 countries. In 2018, Autogrill earned prox. € 4.7 billion revenues.
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