Airports

MCO’s South Terminal complex nears construction start

In more news from Orlando, construction will begin soon on the $1.8 billion South Terminal Complex (STC) Phase 1 Terminal C at Orlando Inter-national Airport (MCO). The airport reports that the design team (Fentress Architects, HNTB and Schenkel Shultz) recently reached the 60% threshold, with only two design benchmarks remaining. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority […]

Westfield redevelops nine specialty retail shops at Orlando International Airport

  The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and Westfield have partnered to redevelop nearly 10,000 square feet of space at Orlando International Airport’s Main Terminal. The redeveloped area houses nine new retail destinations that include luxury and specialty retail, plus a 2,000+ square foot old-fashioned arcade. Westfield transformed six existing spaces into nine new concepts that […]

Paradies Lagardère opens three new retail offerings

Paradies Lagardère opened three new fashion and accessories retail offerings at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 this week. The three well-known brands, PANDORA, Brooks Brothers and CORSA Collections, are located in an elegant, 4,000 square-foot store walk through space in the main part of the terminal. PANDORA features a wide selection of hand-finished and […]

AIRMALL USA Appoints New President and CEO

AIRMALL USA has named Ben Zandi as president and chief executive officer, overseeing the North American operations of parent company, Fraport, effective immediately.   A global airport company, Fraport serves more than 230 million travelers in 24 airports and nine countries. In the U.S., its award-winning airport concessions program, Airmall, is in four major airports. […]

MIA breaks passenger record in 2016

Miami International Airport served nearly 44.6 million travelers, a new record – up by 234,000 over 2015. This was the airport’s seventh-consecutive year of passenger growth. MIA was also confirmed as the busiest U.S. airport for international freight, and broke its 2015 record for annual freight traffic, growing 0.37 percent to 2.18 million tons in […]

US$10 billion upgrade unveiled for New York JFK

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $10 billion plan to significantly upgrade and improve New York City’s JF Kennedy International airport. Addressing the Association for a Better New York on Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo presented a vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport “equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century.” Based […]

Port of Seattle to double dining and retail space with Sea-Tac’s NorthSTAR modernization project

The Port of Seattle has unveiled plans to more than double the space devoted to dining and retail of its North Satellite at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Dubbed NorthSTAR (North Sea-Tac Airport Renovation), the 40-year-old facility is being modernized to better serve passengers and respond to the continuing growth at Sea-Tac. Groundbreaking of the project is […]

AIRMALL selected to manage concessions at JFK Terminal 5

JetBlue Airline has selected AIRMALL as the concessions developer at Terminal 5, its  state-of-the-art home terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. AIRMALL, a Fraport company, reports that it plans to invest tens of millions of dollars to further enhance the terminal and help attract and manage concessions tenants that align with JetBlue’s […]

DFASS wins PHL duty free concession, opens SkyMarket at DEN

As reported in the MoodieDavitt Report, DFASS has been awarded a 10-year duty free and specialty retail concession at Philadelphia International Airport following an open tender. The contract includes five duty free and four specialty retail stores covering approximately 9,400 sq. ft. The stores will be located in Concourses A, D & E, and are expected […]

HMSHost completes acquisition of CMS

HMSHost announced today that it has finalized the acquisition of the airport restaurant assets of concessionaire Concession Management Services, Inc. (CMS). HMSHost, part of Autogrill Group, will transition the operations of 12 dining locations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and four restaurants at McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas) from CMS, effective August 20, 2016. […]

SFO breaks ground for Terminal 1 renovation

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 29, to celebrate the renovation of Terminal 1, the airport’s oldest passenger facility. The $2.4 billion project, slated to be completed in phases from 2016 to 2024, will create an interim Boarding Area B to accommodate continued passenger activity while an entirely new […]

Godiva, DFS team up to present exclusive 90th anniversary event with artist Oli-B at SFO and LAX

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  As part of its 90th Anniversary celebration, Godiva Chocolatier is collaborating with DFS to mount a special event at San Francisco International Airport featuring the work of renowned Belgian artist/illustrator Oli-B. A similar event will be staged at Los Angeles Airport in August. Godiva, founded in Brussel, Belgium in 1926, is marking its 90th anniversary with a […]

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