Airports

New Mexico City Airport cancellation confirmed

The new Mexico City International Airport, which has been under construction at a greenfield site in Texcoco since 2014, has been cancelled, confirmed Mexican Communications and Transport Minister, Javier Jimenez Espriu, last week. Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, who took office at the beginning of December, made a campaign promise to hold a public […]

LAX, Southwest celebrate new Terminal 1 guest experience

  Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Southwest Airlines unveiled the new Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 1 on Nov. 30. The half-billion-dollar, curb-to gate redevelopment show-cases a new check-in area featuring self-service ticket kiosks, a nine-lane security checkpoint, new area for baggage claim, and dining and retail destinations with state-of-the-art design. Completion of the […]

Paradies Lagardère closes acquisition of airport restaurateur Hojeij Branded Foods

Paradies Lagardère closed the acquisition of Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF), a leading airport restaurateur in North America, on Nov. 20. The acquisition is part of Paradies Lagardère’s strategy to strengthen its position as a major restaurateur in North America airports. Combining the activities of Paradies Lagardère and HBF creates the third-largest operator in the North […]

WH Smith to double its international travel business with acquisition of US–based InMotion

British retailer WH Smith has announced the acquisition of US-based travel retailer InMotion for US$198m. The acquisition marks a significant step in WH Smith’s international travel growth strategy, says the company. InMotion is the largest airport-based digital accessories retailer in North America. Established in 1998, it operates a portfolio of 114 stores across 43 airports […]

DFASS rebrands as 3Sixty and promises Duty Free and More

Lois Pasternak with contributions by Martin Moodie, The Moodie Davitt Report   Before a crowd of top industry dignitaries from around the globe, DFASS Group unveiled a major rebranding of its corporate identity on Wednesday night in Miami, and revealed how it will evolve to take advantage of the current business environment and increase its […]

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