Airports

DFASS Group acquires majority ownership and becomes sole managing partner of TRG Joint Venture at DFW Duty Free concession

DFASS Group has purchased the ownership interests held by former joint venture partners in the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) duty free concession. The purchase, announced on Oct. 2, gives privately held DFASS Group full majority interest in the TRG Joint Venture (TRG), with no change in the ACDBE partners. The purchase indicates the […]

DFA stores help transform Tocumen Airport

  Panama’s Tocumen International Airport is going through a major transformation, driven in large part by the new stores recently opened by Duty Free Americas. The makeover is immediately visible as travelers pass through Tocumen’s main security checkpoint in Terminal 1where they are greeted by two brightly lit, welcoming Duty Free Americas stores sporting a […]

NYX opens first airport store at JFK T4

NYX Professional Makeup has opened its first airport store worldwide at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 in partnership with travel retailer DFS. Located near gate B23, the store carries NYX Professional Makeup in addition to more than 2,000 products. The Terminal 4 store features a Beauty Bar, an interactive makeup station that allows […]

YVR breaks ground on multi-year expansion projects

On June 14, 2018, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) broke ground on a number of capital construction projects to enhance the airport experience and improve YVR’s competitive position as a world-class connecting hub. The projects are part of YVR’s multi-year expansion plans that will see the airport complete 75 major projects, totaling $9.1 billion over the […]

Luxury VR company PeriscapeVR launches Virtual Reality Experience Center at JFK Terminal 4

JFKIAT-managed Terminal 4 at New York’s J.F. Kennedy International airport is presenting the first virtual reality location-based entertainment at an airport. The partnership between Paradies Lagardere, Terminal 4’s travel retail group, and airport technology company PeriscapeVR features state-of-the art HP Windows Mixed Reality Headsets for seamless immersion into virtual worlds, as well as HP Z240 Tower Workstations to […]

MIA names Lester Sola the new Aviation Director

Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) has named Lester Sola as its new Director and Chief Executive Officer. Sola will oversee operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation (GA) airports throughout Miami-Dade County, which together generate $33.7 billion in business revenue and support more than 280,000 direct and indirect jobs. MIA itself handles more […]

MIA opens first U.S. passport clearance facility with facial recognition

On February 27, officials from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Miami International Airport’s newly renovated Concourse E federal inspection facility for international arrivals. The facility is the first in the country completely dedicated to providing expedited passport screening via facial recognition technology, […]

Diageo GTR opens luxury spirits shop at DFW with DFASS

Diageo Global Travel opened a new luxury store in partnership with DFASS Group and its partners CBI Retail Venture (CBIRV), MDT Strategic Ventures and Charles Bush Consulting in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport earlier this month.   The 400 sq.ft store is the first Diageo retail space to open in Dallas Fort Worth Airport and is designed […]

DFASS and partners inaugurate ground-breaking DFW duty free stores

DFASS Group with its partner CBI Retail Ventures (CBI) officially inaugurated the largest duty free store in the western hemisphere last week at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s (DFW) Terminal D. The 19,000-square-foot, two-level TRG Duty Free store, which has been open since December, offers passengers experiential shopping including two executive mezzanine lounges, $2 million […]

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