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SSP launches Flying Hippo family dining concept

SSP launches Flying Hippo family dining concept

Travel concession operator SSP has launched its new family dining concept Flying Hippo at Newcastle Airport.

The unveiling came as part of a £14m revamp of the airport and has created 30 new jobs.

With a focus on local suppliers, including Dropswell Farm and Manners Butchers, Flying Hippo offers a broad menu offer that includes classic cooked breakfasts, American-style pancakes, ribs, wings, burgers and pizza, as well as smoked brisket and pulled pork from the restaurant's smoking oven.

SSP's chief marketing officer, Lucy Knowles, said: "Since its launch just weeks ago, Flying Hippo has already proved to be a great success and popular choice with families.

"It offers the quality of a family restaurant with the flexibility of a food-to-go venue, making it a unique addition to the airport that we are excited to offer in light of its recent redevelopment. This is a first for Newcastle and we have exciting plans to introduce the concept in other parts of the country."

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