United States

Indy Airport names Hudson Group and Paradies Lagardère as new retailers in first phase of “Concessions Refresh” bids

  The Indianapolis Airport Authority Board approved five new contracts for specialty retail and services vendors last week during the IAA’s monthly board meeting at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), with Hudson Group and Paradies Lagardère both coming out with multi-store contracts. These contracts are the first round of approvals the Indy airport will make […]

Newark Liberty Airport selects Munich Airport Int’l to operate T1

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners has selected Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI) to operate and maintain the new $2.7-billion Terminal One, which is replacing outmoded Terminal A. The vote took place at the December meeting. Beginning in 2019, MAI will manage operations, maintenance and concessions functions in the existing Terminal […]

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 […]

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 […]

DFASS Group acquires majority ownership and becomes sole managing partner of TRG Joint Venture at DFW Duty Free concession

DFASS Group has purchased the ownership interests held by former joint venture partners in the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) duty free concession. The purchase, announced on Oct. 2, gives privately held DFASS Group full majority interest in the TRG Joint Venture (TRG), with no change in the ACDBE partners. The purchase indicates the […]

MIA names Lester Sola the new Aviation Director

Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) has named Lester Sola as its new Director and Chief Executive Officer. Sola will oversee operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation (GA) airports throughout Miami-Dade County, which together generate $33.7 billion in business revenue and support more than 280,000 direct and indirect jobs. MIA itself handles more […]

MIA opens first U.S. passport clearance facility with facial recognition

On February 27, officials from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Miami International Airport’s newly renovated Concourse E federal inspection facility for international arrivals. The facility is the first in the country completely dedicated to providing expedited passport screening via facial recognition technology, […]

DFASS and partners inaugurate ground-breaking DFW duty free stores

DFASS Group with its partner CBI Retail Ventures (CBI) officially inaugurated the largest duty free store in the western hemisphere last week at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s (DFW) Terminal D. The 19,000-square-foot, two-level TRG Duty Free store, which has been open since December, offers passengers experiential shopping including two executive mezzanine lounges, $2 million […]

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