The new airport departures terminal is expected to be substantially complete by the end of this year.
A total of 42 bids for concessions services were received by the airports authority last year for available spots inside and outside the terminal; however, airport officials missed their own deadline to announce the bid winners, set for December 2017.
The authority then sought permission from all concessions applicants to retroactively extend the original bids’ validity period until June 7, 2018.
It is not known whether all of the bidders gave signed consent for the extension, but the bidders contacted by the Compass during the weekend assumed all companies involved had done so.
According to information provided to the Cayman Compass, the successful bidders included Tortuga Rum Company, Island Companies, Jacques Scott, Kirk Freeport and Island Taste (including the Hungry Horse restaurant). It was understood those five companies received a collective total of 10 of the available concessions spaces at the new departures terminal.
Source: Cayman Compass