Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 33

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The U.S. is undergoing a massive airport renovation from coast to coast. Today TMI is taking a look at some of the major airport development programs making news this month in North America.
All three of the major New York/New Jersey airports are under construction, and all are reporting big milestones in the projects.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced this week that it has reached agreement with Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI) to operate the $2.7 billion Terminal One now under construction at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
Terminal One is replacing the outmoded Terminal A and will feature cutting-edge digital technology and superior dining and retail options in about one million square feet of space, about 20% larger than Terminal A. It will accommodate an estimated 13.6 million passengers annually on three levels. Page 1
In addition to Terminal One, major Port Authority modernization projects are under way at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports, with the total investment in the three airports at about $28 billion.
The $8 billion construction of an entirely new LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York – the first new airport in the U.S. in 25 years – achieved a major milestone with the opening of its first new concourse in Terminal B last December. Work by Delta Air Lines on a new Terminal C to replace C and D is currently underway and is on schedule to open its first new concourse in the fall.
Delta recently unveiled new renderings showcasing the spacious 105,000-square-foot concourse and announced concession wins for Stellar Partners for retail and OTG for dining options from favorite New York chefs and eateries. Page 2
In October 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $13 billion plan to transform the John F. Kennedy International Airport, starting with two major new international terminals on the airport’s south and north sides that will add more than four million square feet of space and is expected to increase the airport’s capacity by at least 15 million passengers a year.
As part of the airport’s transformation, the TWA Flight Center Hotel has transformed the historic Saarinen terminal at JFK into a world-class 512-room hotel with best-in-class services. The Hotel opened in May. Page 2.
The City of Chicago last week selected the architecture firm 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.
The City had entered into a contract with the joint venture of Studio Gang, SCB, Corgan, Milhouse, and STLArchitects in May, 2019, for the design of the Global Concourse and Global Terminal, which will set the tone and palette for the satellite concourses that are now under negotiation. See full story on page 3.
Paradies Lagardère has partnered with Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) in Arizona to offer three new retail concepts that address traffic growth at the airport and meet traveler and airport employee needs. Page 2.
The Ottawa International Airport Authority has named SSP Canada and Paradies Lagardère the Master Concessionaires for food, beverage, and retail. Page 3.
DFS Group will transform 25 of its DFS and T Galleria by DFS stores into a whimsical wonderland of beauty treats this August during its sixth annual First Class Beauty campaign. The luxury travel retailer will bring the best of beauty to traveling customers and feature exclusive products and POS experiences from more than 40 leading brands. Page 4
Diageo Global Travel has announced the second release from the Talisker Bodega Series, Talisker 41-Year-Old, a 1978 Vintage, which will be available to travelers beginning in August and retail in the range of £2,600 per 70cl bottle. Only 2,000 bottles will be available globally. Page 4.
Bacardi has created a “Hacienda Patrón” installation with a signature tasting bar at Cancun airport. The signature bar is the center-piece of a 5-year collaboration between Bacardi Global Travel Retail, ASUR Cancun Airport Authority and Dufry and is the largest brand activation undertaken since Patrón Tequila joined the Bacardi portfolio in 2018. See more details and spectacular POS photos on page 5.
Richard Bush is promoted at William Grant & Sons
Hany Selwanis joins watch brand Andre Mouche as Global TR Manager. Page 1