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Tailwind brings warm hospitality to its restaurants with menus that offer delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner including many local favorite foods. To enhance the traveler’s experience, we create comfortable designs that offer a variety of seating options, menus that include gluten-free, low calorie, and vegetarian foods and choices that appeal to contemporary public preferences. We offer a wide variety of non-alcoholic beverages as well.


Our full-service bars are the favorite watering hole for travelers arriving and departing the airport. We serve appetizers to go with local brews or wine selection. Stop often and work your way through our creative signature drink menu.


We carry a wide range of merchandise to meet your needs for gifts, souvenirs, and snack foods for your flight. You will find sportswear, travel accessories, elecronic travel necessities, health and beauty essentials, reading materials, toys and games, and favorite locally themed gifts and memontos.

11.12 Million




… and growing. Currently Tailwind is represented in twenty-three states coast to coast.





Tailwind team members to serve you with hospitality throughout our concessions.

Tailwind Hospitality

Tailwind Hospitality, Inc. is dedicated to providing delicious food, signature beverages, and interesting gift shop concessions at busy airports. Our mission is to make traveling through the airport more pleasurable by enjoying our concession experience. We offer interesting menus with several local favorite foods and a variety of merchandise in our retail concessions with an emphasis on local souvenirs and area favorite gifts. Local wines and craft brews are popular attractions to our bars. But there's more.

Hospitality with a Smile

The customer comes first! We spend a lot of time and effort training associates to go beyond standard services to make sure the customer has a pleasant experience. Our business is customer centered and our goal is to have satisfied customers look forward to coming back. A smile can make a difference. It is the Tailwind way!

At Tailwind, we want to have a comfortable, pleasant concession experience when going through the airport. Together, we prosper and grow.

It all comes back to experience:

We have it.

At Tailwind, we are proud to assist our military veterans and their families.

Airport Locations

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Creating a Sense of Place
  • Travelers feel a sense of the community through our food, beverage and retail concession choices.
  • We can create a brand specific for your location.
  • With the "sense of place" emphasis, we celebrate the community!
  • We can offer national brands.
History of the Company

The original Tailwind Deli started in 2001 and operated at the Aspen, CO airport. That’s where our tradition of offering high-quality food, beverage and retail began. It was a highly successful operation.

In 2004, Tailwind Deli News and Gifts, Inc. opened in Wilmington, NC and began operating the concession at Wilmington International Airport, NC (ILM) in early 2005. Tailwind made substantial investments to create a full-service airport concession, including catering services for private jet flights, conferences and meetings. Since then we’ve grown.

We are a national company stretching coast to coast across America. Yet, each location remains unique in it's "sense of place" experience offered by our hospitality.