Passengers and airport stakeholders will soon have more choices for dining and shopping following the announcement of GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) that new food and beverage outlets as well as retail brands will open inside the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in the next two months.
GMCAC recently awarded lease contracts to Jollibee, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Regent Distributors Inc., which operates several retail brands.
Seattle’s Best Coffee opened its first store inside the airport early this month located at the Waiting Lounge 5 catering to domestic passengers.
Coffeebean and Tea Leaf will open their new outlet by September located inside the International Departure Area, occupying 101 square meters of leasable space.
Two new Jollibee stores are set to open by October, one each at the Domestic Departure and the Domestic Arrivals Area located next to the Meeters and Greeters area.
At the Departure side, the Jollibee store will occupy 85 square meters of space and 110 square meters at the Arrivals area.
Meanwhile, retail operator Regent Distributors Inc. is set to bring in new and existing brands in the next few months that will address the need for more shopping options among passengers. These brand names include bags and cosmetics, among others.
“The entry of more shopping and food options for passengers is a testament of GMCAC’s commitment to provide more selections for our passengers. The retail environment inside the airport is getting to be more exciting in the coming months,” said Louie Ferrer, GMCAC President.
Ferrer said the retail segment in the airport plays a significant role in the airport’s brand image, being firmly tied to “Cebu’s much-envied global reputation as a resort destination.”
GMCAC is targeting to award lease contracts to eight more new retail and F&B outlets before the end of the year. – CebuHeadlines.com