A new company may be taking over food and retail operations at Hancock International Airport. As YNN's Brad Vivacqua reports, a special committee is expected to make a recommendation on Friday.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The concessions at Hancock International have been operated by Delaware North for more than 25 years. However, its latest contract with the airport will run out by the beginning of 2014.
A selection committee has been chosen to review proposals for a new company, and is now expected to make a recommendation to the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority. The board will use the recommendation, and aware a 15 year contract to a company to take over all concessions, including food, beverage, and retail facilities.
The goal is to accept a creative proposal that offers a blend of local, regional, and nationally recognized brands.
"In order to do that, we go through this process, or request for proposal process, with a goal of receiving multiple proposals so that we can make the best decision based on seeing what different concessionaires have to offer," said Christina Callahan, Syracuse Aviation Commissioner.
Callahan said the vendor that is chosen should be in full operation by next spring. There is no word if Delaware North is under consideration for a new contract.
Callahan added the authority is looking creative ideas, combined with health alternatives.