May 15th, 2018

Lagardère Travel Retail partners with Townsville Brewing Company to open ‘The Bar’ in Townsville Airport

The travel retailer who has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Townsville Airport is thrilled to have partnered with local and iconic Townsville Brewing Company to bring a new and refreshed bar offer to the Airport and its community, known as ‘The Bar’.

Serving the popular Townsville Bitter and Tropical Coast Pale Ale on tap along with a rotating showcase of different brews, The Bar also proudly serves Campos Coffee, one of Australia’s leading specialty coffee roasters, along with a selection of bakery, sandwiches and pastries.

The Bar underwent a complete refresh and has increased not only its food and beverage offer, but its trading space from 60sqm to 102sqm. Its design is aligned with ‘The Brewery’ atmosphere in the old Townsville Post Office and includes a large historical image of the Flinders Street and old Townsville Post Office.

“We’re all about working with our partners to ensure that the passengers experience is exceptional, and we achieve this through agility and innovation” says Paul Ryan, Chief Strategy & Development Officer –Pacific for Lagardère Travel Retail.  “To partner with such a strong and iconic local brand as Townsville Brewing Company, while bringing to life ashared vision with Townsville Airport is exciting”

Townsville Brewing Company Head Brewer Sam Lloyd said the local products were the star of the new bar.“We are pleased to be partnering with Lagardère Travel Retail and the Airport to bring fresh local produce to the gateway of North Queensland. It’s really critical that big business supports smaller local businesses, and we are confident the airport will provide great exposure to our incredible offering of local goods.”

Isabelle Yates,Townsville Airport General Manager Commercial said she was excited about the expanded food and beverage offering at the airport, which would enhance the passenger experience. “We have been pushing to have more local produce available in the terminal –and we have achieved just that.”

Interested in offering passengers an exceptional offer and experience, Lagardère Travel Retail hold a market leading position in Foodservice in travel retail, operating 860foodservice outlets across 80airports and 144 train and metro stationsin 18 countries.Lagardère Travel Retail also operate NewsLink, tech2go and Aelia Duty Free in Townsville Airport.