Canada

YVR announces revamped Food and Beverage and Retail options

Working with SSP Canada, San Francisco-based boutique airport restaurant operator Tastes on the Fly, and Paradies Lagardère, the new options include many first-time concepts to YVR, and will complement the airport’s existing portfolio of more than 170 shops, services and restaurants located before and after security. “Our vision for YVR’s commercial experience is to remain […]

Vancouver International Airport’s traffic soars to new record in 2018

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) had another year of record-breaking growth in 2018, welcoming more than 25.9 million passengers, a 7.3% increase over 2017. YVR reached its 25 million passenger milestone two years ahead of its forecast. More than 12.1 million domestic passengers traveled through the airport in 2018, up 6.1%. Inter-national passengers (including transborder) reached […]

FDFA 2018 General Operators Meeting opening session: FDFA President Abe Taqtaq reviews past year with pride and optimism

FDFA President Abe Taqtaq, of Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Duty Free Shop, opened the 2018 Operator General meeting with a very upbeat welcome. “This year I am more excited and optimistic to open our meeting knowing what is in store for the FDFA future,” he said, discussing the enthusiasm and accomplishments of the current Board of Directors, which was elected two […]

New FDFA Executive Director spells out programs and goals

Barbara Barrett, the FDFA’s new Executive Director, enthusiastically greeted the association’s operator members, before updating them on Communications, Stakeholder Relations, Member Outreach and Government Relations. “Your board has accomplished so much; it is a thrill to work with this board. And I am really looking forward to work with the rest of you (the members) and get to […]

FDFA Convention welcomes new format and director

  The 2018 Frontier Duty Free Convention, which took place Nov. 3-7 in Toronto, was a watershed event for Canada’s duty free association. It ushered in a new format in a new venue as well as welcoming a new Executive Director and a highly-respected public affairs agency. The new format is a process, explained FDFA vice president […]

ARI North America beautifies The Loop Montreal Duty Free with a suite of new skincare and fragrance brands

The Loop Duty Free in Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, part of Aer Rianta International (ARI), has just added six new brands to its already extensive line-up of skincare, perfume and cosmetics. Kiehl’s, Shiseido, Jo Malone, Tom Ford Cosmetics, Atelier Cologne, Armani Privé and Maison Margiela have brand new personalized spaces within the beauty hall in the […]

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 […]

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