Elior Group ’s global concession catering brand Areas has been awarded a five-year contract to manage ten restaurants at Guadalajara International Airport in Mexico.

Slated to start operations this summer and focused to modernise Guadalajara Airport by 2023, the new contract is an addition to Areas’ portfolio of eight restaurants and 13 stores at Mexican airport.

Established in Mexico in 2001, Areas currently has 205 points of sale, of which 163 are in Mexican airports.

Areas CEO for Spain, Portugal and Latin America Oscar Vela said: “We take great pride in the fact that Pacific Airport Group has entrusted us with the task of developing a tailored catering solution that is both innovative and forward-looking for Guadalajara Airport.

“The high quality offered by these new points of sale, both in terms of cuisine and customer service, will take the airport into a new era. This contract gives us a more up-market profile and strengthens our position as Mexico’s most ground-breaking airport concessions operator.”

Areas’ catering solutions for Guadalajara International Airport include a range of internationally-renowned Mexican, Asian and Italian culinary brands, bakery outlets, a cocktail bar and an Argentinean bistro.

The brand’s food services inside the airport terminal comprise The Mercado Providencia, a market-format brand, catering services such as Ciénaga, Pizza Amore, Asian Street Food, The Urban Corner, The Drinks, Punta del Cielo, and a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream parlour.

Additionally, the catering brand features company-owned Deli&Cia food centre, franchised outlets Carl’s Jr. and Subway and a Novecento bistro.

Established in 1991, the multinational commercial catering and foodservice company Elior Group operates in 16 countries with 127,000 employees.