Pret A Manger has announced a partnership with international travel concessions operator Autogrill to open sites in major airports and train stations across America and Europe.

The agreement will see Pret work with Autogrill subsidiaries HMSHost in North America and HMS Host International in Europe.

The first shop to open under the partnership will be at Copenhagen Airport at the beginning of 2018, followed by another opening in The Netherlands.

Pret partnership director Michael Haley said: “Pret’s menu of freshly-made nutritious food to go is perfect for busy travellers. We’re already present in numerous transport hubs in the UK, France, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore. The partnership with Autogrill will enable us to open new shops in major North American airports, as well as in Denmark and The Netherlands. Choosing the right partner is very important to Pret. We admire the strength of Autogrill’s operations and have already hosted their Danish team in our UK shops for training in preparation for the Copenhagen Airport opening.”

Autogrill chief marketing officer, Ezio Balarni, said: “This agreement with Pret enables us to bring one of the world’s most successful brands into more airports and train stations. This will contribute to enriching our portfolio of over 300 brands with a one-of-a kind offering.

“We’re happy with this important, new partnership with Pret, a brand which shares our vision of the business in terms of sustainable approach, food quality, freshness and innovation.”