DIAL Awards Four Food & Beverage Concession Packages For IGI Airport’s Upcoming Terminal 3

New Delhi, 08th June, 2009:

Winners to bring best of Indian and International F&B brands to IGIA

Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL) has issued the Letters of Intent to Award 4 packages to set up Food and Beverage outlets in the upcoming Terminal 3 (T3) at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). Following a tender process, the successful bidders will set up separate Joint Venture Companies with DIAL to Develop, Operate, Maintain and Manage Food & Beverage outlets at T3.

The successful bidders for the four licenses are :

Package A (Landside & International Security Hold Area) – Travel Food Services (Delhi) Private Limited led consortium
Package B (Landside & International Security Hold Area)– Devyani International Limited
Package C (Domestic Security Hold Area) – SSP Catering India Private Limited
Package D (Domestic Security Hold Area) – Travel Food Services (Delhi) Private Limited led consortium

Passengers can look forward to an extensive range of Food and Beverage outlets featuring a multitude of well known Indian and International brands. These options would include take away kiosks, food courts, sit down restaurants and bars.

In response to the tender floated by DIAL, a total of 15 proposals from 6 bidders were received for the 4 license packages. The bidders were Travel Food Services (Delhi) Private Limited led consortium; Devyani International Limited (DIL); SSP Catering India Private Limited; HMS Host Inc.; Nirulas Corner House led consortium and Lite Bite Foods Private Limited.

DIAL will be taking a 40% stake in the Joint Venture Companies to be formed with the respective successful bidders, and strong synergies are expected in the partnership between DIAL and the selected bidders.

According to Gavin Mckechnie, the Chief Commercial Officer, DIAL “It is a pleasant surprise for us to see such strong interest from both international and local players in such an uncertain period. This shows that we may have hit the right note to attract the best industry players to help us create a world-class airport dining experience in Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3.”

Construction work is currently underway for IGI Airport’s Terminal 3 which is scheduled to be in operation before the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi. T3 would be among the largest passenger terminals in the world covering more than 5 million sq feet. It is would be an integrated terminal handling both domestic and international departure and arrivals. T3 is part of Phase 1 of IGI Airport’s Master Plan development having a total project outlay of exceeding USD 2 billion and would increase the airport’s capacity to handle more than 60 million passengers a year.

About Travel Food Services (Delhi) Private Limited (TFS): TFS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Deluxe Caterers Private Limited (popularly known for brands like Copper Chimney), which has been in the food & beverage business for the last 36 years. The group has network of over 200 restaurants across India & around the globe and it promises to bring multiple brands, unique offerings and operational superiority at the new Integrated Terminal 3 at Delhi.

About Devyani International Limited (DIL): DIL incorporated in 1991, is well known for its chain of Costa Coffee cafes, Pizza Hut & KFC restaurants in India. Currently, DIL is operating cafe and food court in Terminal 1A and the new Terminal 1 D of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).

About SSP Catering India Private Limited: SSP Catering is part of the SSP Group of Companies, was incorporated locally in the year 2008. SSP as a group concern has been operating Food and Beverage outlets in airports/ railways for the last 60 years in more than 30 countries. SSP is the leading dedicated operator for food & beverage brands in travel & leisure location in Europe and Asia and a growing presence in North America. It is currently operating food & beverage concepts in Terminal 2 of IGIA.

About DIAL: Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd (DIAL) is a joint venture company; comprising the Bangalore headquartered global Infrastructure major GMR Group with a significant pan-India and International presence, Airports Authority of India, Fraport, Malaysian Airport and India Development Fund. DIAL is working towards the modernization and restructuring of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. The project being developed by DIAL under Public Private Partnership has been given the mandate to finance, design, build, operate and maintain the IGI Airport for 30 years with an option to extend it by another 30 years.