Emirates Leisure Retail has scored a partnership with the AFL to open the AFL Kitchen & Bar in Terminal 3 of Melbourne Airport.
Managing Director of Emirates Leisure Retail AUS/NZ Justin Scotti, said: “There is nothing Melbournians are more passionate about than AFL. We believe this concept will be a world first of its kind in any airport around the world. This will be so much more than a bar!”
Last financial year the airport welcomed 36.7 million travellers and that number is expected to rise to almost 70 million passengers per year by 2038.
Construction of the space has begun and is expected to open in November this year.
AFL General Manager Commercial Kylie Rogers said: “Footy has the unique ability to unite fans across the country with the AFL Kitchen & Bar uniting groups or individual travellers in their passion of the game.”
Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR), a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, owns and operates over 300 restaurants, cafes and bars throughout Asia, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, including 85 outlets across 15 domestic and international airports.
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