Outstanding local line-up announced for Airport

Cairns Airport has announced the line-up of new food and beverage outlets that will go into the new $55M upgraded T2 domestic terminal with some great names in tow.

The new line up boasts the very best in Australian food names as well as iconic local favourites including the award winning Ochre, Rattle n Hum, The Pier Bar and Café China. 

The 13 new outlets, in addition to Hudson’s Café and Bar that opened last year, will give passengers more choice than ever before and showcase the very best of Tropical North Queensland produce. As part of the tendering process, companies were given an extensive listing of local producers and suppliers from across the region. The winning tenders were those that creatively incorporated the best of local produce into their menus.

Some of the other well-known national favourites include Oporto, Bistrot, Industry One and Macchinetta Café, that will have outlets in both the Departures and Arrival halls.   

Tracey Groves Cairns Airport Chief Commercial Officer said the new line up was exciting for the airport and came as a result of the collaborative efforts of TTNQ and local suppliers.  “We’ve been working on understanding the needs of our passengers and visitors and are confident this new line-up will enhance the customer experience in the domestic terminal.’’

“The terminal upgrade will create a fantastic sense of place and offer our passengers a wonderful dining and shopping experience”, said Ms Groves.

“The new look terminal will allow passengers to extend their tourism experience from the moment they land to the time they take off, creating enduring memories of their experience here. We hope they can take a little piece of Tropical North Queensland home with them.”

 “Passengers will enjoy a vibrant, modern dining experience and there will be something for everyone from modern international cuisine to local favourites and fast food. There will be real choice and a first class airport experience.”

The new food and beverage outlets will be managed by two experienced and successful food and beverage operators Host and Red Rock. 

The redevelopment will employ in excess of 350 workers during the construction phase and will lead to an additional 150 ongoing jobs in the terminal across the new food, beverage and retail outlets.