SSP Group, a catering and retail units operator, has been selected to operate food and beverage (F&B) outlets at Terminal 2 of Phuket International Airport, Thailand.

The THB1.5bn ($42.8m) contract requires SSP to run F&B operations in the terminal’s mezzanine floor both on the landside and airside.

Concurrently, the company has extended its existing contracts at Suvarnabhumi Airport by four years and at Chiang Mai International Airport until 2018.

"The upgrade is to enhance the passenger experience and accommodate increasing air traffic in the future."

The Government of Denmark is to provide a €168m ($182.77m) grant, financed by the European Union, for improvement works at Copenhagen Airport.

The upgrade is to enhance the passenger experience and accommodate increasing air traffic in the future.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a grant of $27.5m for improving Helena Regional Airport in Montana, US.

To be financed by the US government, the fund will be used to expand passenger facilities and reconstruct the airport's 9,000ft-long runway.