The innovative airport concessionaire OTG will team up with
American Airlines for renovations within Philadelphia International Airport and with
United for renovations within Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental
Philadelphia International and
American said that OTG will head a $30 million transformation of the
airport’s Terminal B. The project will encompass 15 gates and will include the
installation of more than 1,000 iPads in restaurants and gate areas. Eight
restaurants, all affiliated with local chefs, will be added as part of the
Work is expected to be complete in 18 to 24 months, but in the
meantime, passengers will see experience temporary, pop-up restaurants.
The Philadelphia announcement came less than a week after United
and OTG said they would collaborate at Bush Intercontinental. OTG will oversee
food, beverage and retail operations at Terminal B South and Terminal C of the
Bigger changes will come with the opening of United’s new Terminal
C North Concourse scheduled for early 2017. Local chefs will be involved in the
five restaurants that will be part of the new concourse. Nearly 8,000 iPads
will be deployed throughout the areas of Bush Intercontinental that OTG will be
OTG has redone a
portion of the food and dining experience at 10 airports in the U.S. and
Canada. The company’s projects are known for their modern designs, as well as
for their locally driven restaurants.
In its recent projects, OTG has also
deployed iPads in restaurants and in gate areas. The devices serve as a
replacement for wait staff and allow passengers to place food orders in gate
areas. Passengers can also use the gate-area iPads to check flight information,
surf the internet or play games at no charge.
project to date is the ongoing $120 million revamp of United’s Terminal C at
Newark Liberty Airport.