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April 17, 2008 | General

EDMONTON — Starbucks lovers can now enjoy their favourite specialty beverages at Edmonton International Airport (EIA) with the opening of the first of two new Starbucks.
The new Starbucks in the Domestic Passenger Lounge is now open, featuring Starbucks’ famous menu, including specialty coffees, sandwiches, pastries, packaged coffee and a selection of merchandise.

The second EIA Starbucks will open soon in the U.S. Passenger Lounge, offering the same menu as the first location.

“Starbucks has been one of the most requested food and beverage brands by our customers and we are pleased to add the popular Seattle-based brand to our retail mix,” says Peter McCart, Edmonton Airports Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development.

The Starbucks opening is part of series of new and expanded food and beverage options coming on line at EIA in the coming months in response to double-digit passenger growth in the past three years.

Along with the new Starbucks, Montana’s Front Porch has been expanded and reopened last week. The project involved expanding the kitchen facility and adding 28 additional seats in an open air patio seating area to accommodate increased demand during peak periods.

Jasper Mountain Eatery and Breworks will undergo significant renovations and be split into two separate restaurants to become Jasper’s Bar and Grill, which remains pre-security, and a new post-security restaurant named Mountain Lodge Bar and Grill. Combined with the recently opened Tim Hortons in the north-end of the Domestic Passenger Lounge, these projects, once completed, will significantly enhance food and beverage choices customers have at EIA.

The new restaurants and expanded food services help set the stage for the $1.1-billion expansion and the new opportunities for food and beverage services at EIA. The EIA terminal expansion to the south will add 13 new gates, bringing the total to 30 and have the capacity to serve nine million passengers per year.

For more information about employment opportunities, please visit http://eteam.flyeia.com  

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Editors’ Note: Higher resolution digital photographs are available of Starbucks and Montana’s Front Porch.

Edmonton International Airport is Canada’s fastest-growing major airport.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Edmonton Airports Corporate Communications
Jim Rudolph
Phone: (780) 890-8454
Cell: (780) 717-5117
E-mail: jrudolph@flyeia.com
Web: www.flyeia.com