(MENAFN Press) Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian consortium responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion, and operation of the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), has announced the selection of - SNAX, as the preferred bidder for the convenience store service at the new terminal.
The comprehensive process to select convenience store partner began in April 2012, was open to submissions from both local and international service providers.
The process of selecting the most suitable finalists was the result of thorough, objective analysis designed to ensure the highest degree of fairness and transparency.
Strict technical and financial requirements were examined in the evaluation process, which included the involvement of the Project Management Unit from the Ministry of Transport.
The overall objective of the bidding and evaluation process is two-fold; bringing high quality services to travelers at the new terminal, while simultaneously providing the highest financial returns for the QAIA and the Kingdom's national treasury.
"The convenience store is considered one of the important services for travelers, therefore, our selection of SNAX as the preferred bidder for this service comes from the quality of service and reputation that SNAX has, to provide passengers with all their needs," commented Kjeld Binger, CEO of AIG.
"With every preferred bidder announcement we boost our energy, as well as our partners, to offer a distinctive traveling experience at the new terminal."
Commenting on this, Mr. Hazim Sarraf CEO of SNAX said, "It is with great pride that SNAX, a Jordanian brand was awarded the Queen Alia International Airport bid for the convenience stores. We continuously seek opportunities to reach more customers and provide them with the same quality of services and convenience across our stores."
SNAX opened its first store in Khalda in 2010 and it currently operates 11 outlets covering Amman with future plans to expand throughout the Kingdom and regionally.
AIG's investment of US 750 million to build the state-of-the-art terminal “ in addition to US 100 million spent on rehabilitating the terminals currently in use “ is intended to develop Jordan's primary gateway, the QAIA, as a regional niche hub. The terminal is in the end stages of construction with 85% completed to date.