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ATS Invests $200k In Cafe

Air Terminal Services Limited has opened an international dining experience with state-of-the-art cafeteria at the Nadi International Airport. ATS chief executive, Hare Mani, said they have invested close to $200,000
06 Dec 2014 00:20
ATS Invests $200k In Cafe
ATS Cafeteria’ manageress Salote Handyside (second from left) Inset: Air Terminal Services building that houses the cafeteria at the Nadi International Airport. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Air Terminal Services Limited has opened an international dining experience with state-of-the-art cafeteria at the Nadi International Airport.

ATS chief executive, Hare Mani, said they have invested close to $200,000 in this in a bid to maximise revenue base at the new establishment.

“We have ventured out of the core business for couple of reasons as there is a need to broaden our revenue base,” Mr Mani said.

He said one of the reasons was for the economics of the business ensuring that hundreds and thousands of dollars is remained in the company.

“Whatever we pay out in over time meal allowances to our staff members, which is $8.80, is now not taken out of the company but instead remains within,” he said.

“The staff allowances comes back into cafeteria which was previously taken to the supermarkets to be cashed,” he said.

Mr Mani said this was a viable proposition for the company as sales was excellent.

“This is a worthwhile opportunity to bring all our staff together as a lot of them don’t see each other. We also have people within the airport community who use this facility also,” he said.

Cost

Mr Mani said the investment cost of the establishment itself would pay off in no time.

“The type of investment is close to $200,000 to set up the cafeteria and with the type of sales we are making, we will pay off the original capital in a very short time,” he said.

The company is ISO 2200 accredited with a great food safety record.

The cafeteria is only open to ID holders of the airport but Mr Mani said their target is to open to public before the end of this month.

Meanwhile, ATS cafeteria has been providing staff meals for the Starwood Resorts on Denarau Island and was part of the inaugural Fiji International Golf tournament at Natadola in August this year.

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