From London Luton to Uganda – Costa is opening coffee shops and classrooms
Published: 16 May 2012
Costa, the nation's favourite coffee shop brand is proud to announce the re-opening and a new design of its store at London Luton Airport. Featuring a completely new bar and service area, the stylish new store is set to be the first welcome passengers receive as they arrive in the UK.
"We have worked in partnership with London Luton Airport to ensure we deliver improvements that enhance the customers visit to our store and their journey through the Airport, bringing a faster drinks service, increased food range and a larger choice of seating." commented Ash Chambers, Costa Store Manager.
The team at this twenty four hour store were also excited to hear the news that in the same week as opening the new design store, their fundraising efforts have made it possible for them to open their very own classroom for the Costa Foundation in a newly built school in the remote and mountainous coffee growing area of Kasese, Uganda.
"Each year our area team works hard to raise money for the Costa Foundation. Our efforts mean that this is the first secondary school in the region. This really helps change lives for the better and means a lot to our teams" said Nikki Brown, Deputy Store Manager.
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Notes to Editors
By supporting the growers directly through the Costa Foundation and by using 100% certified Rain Forest Alliance Costa ensures its customers can enjoy their coffee knowing that it has been sourced responsibly on their behalf.
With over 1300 coffee shops across the UK and more than 600 internationally, Costa is a global success story with a growing network of retail sites. In addition to our Costa-owned shops, we also operate both corporate and individual franchises: Corporate, Individual, International Franchising.
London Luton Airport
London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.5 million passengers in 2011. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 500 and 8,000 staff respectively, is a key economic driver for the region and a major base for ‘low cost’ or ‘no frills’ air travel.
easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, Aer Lingus Regional, EL AL, Blue Air, Flybe and Adria Airways operate from the airport, departing to over 90 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.
London Luton Airport Operations Limited, through its parent company TBI Limited, is owned jointly by the leading international infrastructure provider abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (with a 90 per cent shareholding) and the international business arm of Aena, the Spanish national airport and air traffic control organisation, Aena Desarrollo Internacional S.A. (with a 10 per cent shareholding).
London Luton Airport has been nominated by the Mayor of London as one of 35 locations to host Olympic London Ambassadors. The Airport is expected to be a significant transport hub for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, welcoming travelling athletes and guests attending the events. London Luton’s close proximity to London and excellent rail link to St Pancras International will make it one of the fastest and most convenient gateways to the Games.