Gatwick’s South Terminal has opened a new Starbucks store, following the major airline changes which took place between the airport’s North and South terminals last month.
The new outlet features wireless charging zones and free wifi, and a menu “designed to meet the needs of travelling customers”.
Among the choices include a newly-launched ‘Breakfast Hot Box’ which maybe of interest to passengers on early British Airways departures, faced with the carrier’s new buy-on-board service. This includes scrambled eggs, tomato and spinach or spicy chorizo, poached egg and potato.
Decor has been designed to reflect airport features such as luggage carousels and runways, along with hand-painted artwork on the timber-clad walls.
Commenting on the opening Guy Stephenson, Gatwick’s chief commercial officer said:
“The opening of this new Starbucks store at Gatwick perfectly complements our existing line up of shops and restaurants. Our passengers want fast and reliable service from brands they trust as they travel across the globe so Starbucks coffee, recognised the world over, will be very well received.
“This opening further adds to the wealth of food and drink choices at Gatwick – with passengers able to have take-away options from all restaurants or receive their order within 15 minutes when dining in.”
To celebrate the store is running specialist coffee tastings by Starbucks Coffee masters throughout an initial opening period.