North America

City of Chicago selects firm to design new, state-of-the-art satellite concourses as part of historic $8.5 billion O’Hare 21 expansion

The City of Chicago last week selected architecture firm Skid-more, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) to lead the design of two new satellite concourses at O’Hare International Airport – an integral part of the airport’s $8.5 billion Terminal Area Plan expansion. Following a competitive process, SOM was selected to design Satellite Concourse 1 and Satellite […]

LAX launches digital marketplace

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in partnership with Unibail‐Rodamco‐Westfield (URW) Airports has unveiled a number of new digital services and the enhancement of the flyLAX. com website. These upgraded experience includes the ability to pre‐order food and shop online by viewing products and menus for numerous restaurants and retail stores at LAX. “LAX is proud to once again be at […]

Stellar Partners debuts first airport White House Black Market in BWI

  Stellar Partners, Inc. brings a new shopping experience to air passengers traveling through Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport with the opening of the first airport location for White House Black Market, a Chico’s FAS, Inc. brand. Stellar and ACDBE partner Morgan Group Ventures, Inc. opened the well-known women’s clothing shop in Concourse A/B.      […]

Giorgio Armani unveils L.A. LIP Vibes at LAX

L’Oréal Travel Retail has teamed up with DFS to celebrate the vibrant colors of Los Angeles with an eye-catching Giorgio Armani Pop-Up store for L.A. LIP VIBES in Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Located in the main retail hall outside the DFS store, the 15-sqf Pop-Up store is running through June […]

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 […]

Miami-Dade overhauls airport concession process

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has taken over the leasing function from Miami Dade Airport Aviation Department, the authority that oversees concessions at Miami International Airport. In a memorandum issued to Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio Gonzalez on October 30, Mayor Gimenez said that he had decided to make “certain strategic changes in the operation of the landside […]

FAO Schwarz opens first-ever airport store at JFK T4

DFS Group has welcomed FAO Schwarz’s first-ever travel retail store at New York’s JF Kennedy International Airport, Terminal 4, where the 300 sqf pop-up shop will be open for the Holidays through December 31, 2017. The pop-up shop embodies the nostalgic playful personality of FAO Schwarz, with its whimsical aesthetic and assortment of one-of-a-kind toys and […]

Airmall USA begins “new chapter” with name change to Fraport USA

Airport retail developer Airmall USA, celebrating 25 years in business in North America, is changing its corporate name to Fraport USA, effective immediately. Fraport USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, the global airport company based in Frankfurt, Germany. Fraport acquired 100% of U.S-based AMU Holdings Inc – owners of Airmall […]

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