Airports

IAADFS joins U.S. airport concessions groups seeking $5 billion in financial relief

The International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) co-authored a letter to the U.S. Congress with the Airport Restaurant and Retail Association (ARRA), the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), the National Parking Association (NPA), and the American Car Rental Association (ACRA), asking the U.S. Congress to provide financial relief for duty free, travel retail, […]

Vantage Airport Group opens new Terminal B Arrivals & Departures Hall at New York’s LaGuardia International Airport

New York LaGuardia International Airport officially opened its new Arrivals & Departures Hall at Terminal B on Saturday, June 13. The opening represented a significant milestone in the $5.1 billion transformation of the airport, reports Vantage Airport Group, the lead equity investor, developer and manager of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, which has been overseeing the redevelopment and […]

Airlines, airports gear up for cautious re-openings

A special TMI round-up compiled by Lois Pasternak   Airports and airlines in some major countries are getting ready to emerge from lockdown, even as the world reached the unimaginable milestone of 5 million confirmed cases this week. More than 328,000 people have died to date and the real number is likely much higher. The […]

The future of airport concessions in a post-COVID-19 world

ALAN GLUCK, Sr. Manager Aviation, ICF Concessionaires need to understand the new business reality when they ask for relief   COVID-19 has sent shockwaves throughout the world. From layoffs to business closings, social distancing to shopping only on days that correspond to the first letter of your last name, we have all seen and felt […]

International Shoppes enhances “store-side” airport service to protect passenger safety

With fewer people flying because of the COVID-19 pandemic and those who are traveling through airports concerned for their safety, International Shoppes has updated its ishoppes.com website and expanded its pre-order program to allow for “store-side pickup.” “This is a good example of how International Shoppes is adapting to the new landscape,” International Shoppes Vice President Matt […]

Airport Boards approve financial relief plans for concessionaires and business partners at Miami, Orlando and LAWA

Airports in Miami and Orlando, Florida and Los Angeles, California have granted some level of financial assistance to their concessionaires, business partners and airlines in response to the unexpected and steep declines in passenger traffic due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.   Miami In Miami, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved a $64.8 […]

IAADFS adds its plea for concessionaire relief as airlines seek $50 billion U.S. bailout to survive coronavirus turbulence

A bipartisan coalition of governors and mayors from across the country joined with the entire U.S. aviation industry in a joint letter last Thursday to U.S. Congressional leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives urging the Administration and Congress to work swiftly to provide financial stability for the U.S. airline industry. The International Association […]

Miami is biggest winner of Super Bowl 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs may have brought home the Vince Lombardi Trophy from the 2020 Super Bowl championship earlier this month, but the city of Miami could be considered the biggest winners, with some estimates saying the city could enjoy an economic impact of more than $500 million from hosting one of the biggest sports extravaganzas in […]

HMSHost opens new locally-themed and unique celebrity dining options at FLL

Fort Lauderdale International Airport just added two more exciting new dining options, greatly enhancing the airport’s food & beverage experience at Terminal 1. HMSHost and its partner MasterConcessionAir last week opened Dale Jr’s Whisky River, owned by Nascar legend Dale Earnhardt Jr, and famed local favorite Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar. Travel Markets Insider was on-hand […]

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