United States

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 […]

US international visitation breaks growth streak

The five-month growth streak of increases in international visitor arrivals to the United States was broken in February, when 4.9 million international visitors were recorded, down by -0.3% from February 2015, according to the US Department of Commerce This follows the moderated growth reported in January. For the first two months of 2016, international visits (10.4 million) […]

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 […]

LaGuardia Gateway Partners begins lease and redevelopment of LGA’s Central Terminal B

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Privately-owned LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) last week took over a 34-year lease at New York LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal B. LGP, a consortium of Vantage Airport Group, Skanska and Meridiam, together with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, signed a lease agreement that continues through 2050 for the public-private partnership redevelopment. The project will create world-class facilities, […]

JCDecaux launches advertising on New York’s Fifth Avenue

  Global outdoor advertising company JCDecaux has begun the installation of 30 advertising panels on Fifth Avenue in New York. The first campaign features brands in the LVMH Group. JCDecaux has created elegant stainless steel bus shelters specially designed for New York City. They are located from the Empire State Building on 34th Street to […]

Desigual scoops Best New Retail Concept award at LaGuardia Airport

Barcelona fashion brand Desigual has been recognized by New York LaGuardia Airport Terminal B master retail developer Marketplace Development as Best New Concept 2015 during the 10th “Quest for the Best” annual awards brunch. The 74sqm LaGuardia store – opened in June 2015 –is the latest milestone in its drive to make Desigual’s colorful and […]

Something Sweet at O’Hare

Hudson Group has partnered with Chicago-based Sarah’s Candies in Chicago O’Hare International Airport, in a new confectionery concession officially opening in Terminal 2 on May 2. Sarah’s Candies is unique in that all the locally made products are sourced from women-owned local businesses, including founder Sarah Levy Imberman. The store will offer handmade chocolate candies […]

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