Cambodia Airports extends partnership with F & B operator Sajibumi
and new brands to be introduced
Phnom Penh. August 27, 2015.
Following a tender process, Sajibumi has been re-appointed to manage Food & Beverage outlets located inside the terminals of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports. A feature of the 5-year partnership will be the introduction in Cambodia of Starbucks, one of the most recognized brands internationally.
Sajibumi has been operating at the airports for the last 5 years. Its contribution in enhancing the F & B experience for travelers by a balanced offering of local and international brands has been a key component in being awarded the contract.
Mr Emmanuel MENANTEAU, CEO of Cambodia Airports, says: “We are building new concourses and refurbishing our current terminals with the view of further improving services to our passengers and users. To achieve the objective, the quality and variety of food at the airports are pivotal and that is why we have reviewed favorably Sajibumi’s offer. It combines the sense of place with local household names and international brands that are familiar to everyone.”
Located at the new wing of Phnom Penh International Airport, the first Starbucks outlet in Cambodia is scheduled for opening this coming October. This outlet will be operated by Coffee Concepts (Cambodia) Ltd. (licence holder from Starbucks Coffee International Inc. for Cambodia) under a sub-licence arrangement from Sajibumi.
At both airports, passengers will discover or recognize inside the concourses brands such as Brown Coffee, Chatime, Metro, Dim Sum Emperor, Burger King, FCC Bar, Kopitiam, Dairy Queen, Blue Pumpkin, Costa Coffee and Yoshinoya.
Mr Lars Crone says: ”We are confident that our planned brands offering coupled with our professional and devoted staff will contribute to further enhance the passenger’s experience in both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports for years to come.”
Launched last January 2014, the US$ 100-million upgrading program to expand the terminals at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports and double their capacity to 5 million passengers each is expected to be fully completed and officially inaugurated in March 2016.
About Cambodia Airports:
Under a public-private partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia, Cambodia Airports holds the concession for the development and management of Cambodia’s network of international airports serving the capital city of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Archeological Complex, and the port city and beach resort of Sihanoukville.
The shareholders of Cambodia Airports are France’s VINCI Airports (70%) and Muhibbah Masteron Cambodia (30%), a Malaysian-Cambodian joint venture.
VINCI Airports, an emerging leader in the international airport sector, manages the development and operations of 24 airports: 11 in France, 10 in Portugal (including the hub of Lisbon with 18 million passengers) and 3 in Cambodia. Served by over 100 airlines, VINCI Airports’ network handles 47 million passengers annually in 2014, with a turnover of over € 717 million.
VINCI Airports, Aéroports de Paris and Astaldi, under the consortium Nuevo Pudahuel selected by the Chilean government, will take on the operation of Santiago de Chile’s Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in October 2015, for a duration of 20 years. Arturo-Merino Benítez airport is the 6th largest airport in South America with 16.1 million passengers served in 2014, including about 50% of international passengers.
In 2014, the number of passengers going through Cambodia’s international airports totaled 5.7 million. Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports provide nearly 500 regular flights per week, connecting both cities to 30 destinations in Asia and the Gulf region. Their maximum passenger handling capacities are 8 million and 6 million respectively.
Established in 2010, SAJIBUMI (Cambodia) Co.Ltd., is 100% owned by EMCATERING(Asia) Pte Ltd., a company incorporated in Singapore.
Sajibumi operates food and beverage concessions in both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports and employs nearly 300 local management and staff. The company is proud of being:
– The first and only HACCP certified Restaurant Company in Cambodia
– The first and only Restaurant Company to have its restaurant formally certified HALAL
– The first and only Restaurant Company to become an associate signatory to the charter of Cambodia’s Anti-Corruption Unit. The people behind the company are veterans of the industry, with decades of experience in travel catering around the world.
Media contacts: Cambodia Airports
KHEK Norinda (Mr)
Tel.: +855 (0)23-890 520 (Ext. 1701)
CRONE Lars (Mr)
Tel.: +855 (0)16 200 935