United States

DFASS wins Charlotte, N.C. retail contract

DFASS has been awarded the duty free concession at North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport, reports The Moodie Report. The six-year contract is expected to start in mid-September and covers a 1,200sq ft duty free/duty paid shop in the D Concourse that will be renovated in the first quarter of 2018. DFASS currently operates a […]

Delta gets approval for $4 billon facility at LGA

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners have given final approval to a lease agreement with Delta Air Lines for its new $4 billion, 37-gate facility at LaGuardia Airport. The new facility will be much more passenger friendly and provide 30% more concessions space than is currently available. This is […]

Giorgio Armani Beauty opens two new North American TR locations

  L’Oréal’s Giorgio Armani team unveiled two expansions in Travel Retail Americas in May, with major openings in Vancouver and New York’s JFK International airports. Vancouver International Airport welcomed Giorgio Armani Beauty in a 12-sqm space located in the Beauty Shop’s main traffic area. The store, dressed in Armani’s new red look, caters to a […]

Westfield to open seven new retail concepts at LAX T3

Westfield has announced it is opening seven new dining and retail outlets at Delta’s Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport as part of the airport’s overall modernization program. The new retail and dining collection covers more than 5,000 square feet including a multi-unit quick service food court, a bar, two travel essentials and one […]

SFO duty free tender draws strong interest

San Francisco International Airport has received significant interest from the duty free industry for the upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the International Terminal Duty Free and Luxury Stores Lease. Many of the leading duty free operators in the Americas, as well as several Asian and European groups, attended the informational conference held at […]

Duty Free Partners opens MAC boutique in San Diego airport

Miami-based Duty Free Partners officially opened a stand-alone MAC boutique in San Diego International Airport on April 4. The official ribbon-cutting was attended by airport and MAC executives, and DFP CEO Fabiano Vivacqua, and was broadcast by local news stations. The 400-sqf shop is located in Terminal 2, and is the airport’s only stand-alone high-end […]

Mexicans flock to Canada while US visits decline

Mexicans are forsaking visits to the United States, many in favor of Canada where their money goes further and visa requirements have been scrapped, according to the latest data from industry booking analyst ForwardKeys.   While US President Trump has talked about building a wall on the Mexican border, Canada’s new policy of visa-free travel […]

ACI-NA: U.S. Airport Infrastructure Needs Near $100 Billion

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke has called for immediate action to improve U.S. airport infrastructure following the release of a “D” rating for the state of America’s aviation infrastructure by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), on March 9. Burke’s call to action comes just two […]

LAX breaks ground on $1.6 bn Midfield Terminal

  The groundbreaking for the new $1.6 billion Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) at Los Angeles International Airport –marking another milestone in the modernization of LAX — took place February 27, 2017. The 750,000-square-foot Midfield Satellite Concourse will add 12 new gates, a new baggage system, and additional dining and shopping amenities.    The new MSC […]

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 […]

Second Shiseido activation in Hawaii with DFS

Interactive installation created by Bloommiami   Shiseido Travel Retail Americas has opened its second interactive activation for the Shiseido brand in the U.S., with an installation in Honolulu, Hawaii that was created by Bloommiami. The new installation is located inside the luxury T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii. The retail focused design and production agency, which also created […]

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. […]

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