Manchester Airport opens hospitality facilities at new terminal

Two food sites have begun operating, with three more set to begin in the coming weeks  

Manchester Airport welcomes the inauguration of the food service company HMSHost International’s first hospitality facilities today (July 14), as the hub opens the doors to its new ‘super terminal’.  

The base’s £1bn Terminal 2 extension was originally set to open last summer but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  

HMSHost International
Photo HMSHost International 

Amber Alehouse and KFC – both ran by the food service firm – have begun operating today, with independent coffee shop, Pot Kettle Black, Indian and Mexican restaurant, Wrapchic and VIT juice bar to follow in the near future whilst airlines transfer their services over to the new facility.  

“HMSHost are a valuable partner and it is fantastic to have them on board as we open our newly-expanded Terminal Two, a major milestone in the history of our airport,” said Karen Smart, Manchester Airport’s managing director. “HMSHost’s outlets will include a mix of household names and restaurants with a more local flavour, such as the Amber Alehouse and Pot Kettle Black. We are sure customers will be thrilled with the variety and quality of what is on offer.” 

Sytze Van der Aa, regional managing director in Europe for HMSHost International, added: “After such a tough season for our industry, and with so much uncertainty, we are enormously proud to see our new stores opening in the new Manchester Airport Terminal and overjoyed to serve our first guests there today. As long-term partners of Manchester Airport Group, we believe we have created a memorable and guest-focused experience together and are confident in the success of the new Terminal.” 

The company has been serving guests at the airport for more than ten years.