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 […]

International Shoppes transforms new T1 store in JFK to elevate the customer experience

International Shoppes’ transformation of its duty free offer at New York’s JFK Terminal 1 took another giant step forward with the opening of a stunning, upgraded 5,800 sqf liquor, tobacco, confectionery, and luxury store last month, designed to elevate the customer experience to new levels. The new store follows the opening last year of IS’ award-winning […]

Givenchy Beauty, Bloommiami create second interactive makeup activation

Following the success of its first makeup pop-activation in the U.S. at Los Angeles International Airport in August, Givenchy Beauty, working with Miami-based Bloommiami, has opened a second interactive makeup pop-up located at the luxury T Galleria by DFS in Waikiki, Hawaii. The 12-foot by 9-foot activation introduces two of Givenchy Beauty’s newest products: Le […]

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 […]

Is the Sino-U.S. trade war harming Chinese traffic growth to the States?

Special Report to Travel Markets Insider prepared by Luke Stockton, Counter Intelligence Retail  Historically, or for the last four years at least, international outbound capacity from China to the USA has surpassed overall growth in available seats departing the country, but in 2018 we have witnessed a reversal of fortunes for China’s sixth most popular […]

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 […]

DEN sets new traffic record in 2017, welcomes one billionth passenger as international travelers surge

International traffic at Denver International Airport (DEN) grew by 12.5 % to 2.59 million interna-tional travelers in 2017, more than double the overall passenger traffic growth rate – which itself was up by 5.3% to reach a record high of nearly 61.4 million. International traffic growth over the last year was driven in part by new […]