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Dufry Completes Acquisition Of Autogrill

Dufry and Edizione have successfully closed the transfer of the 50.3% stake in Autogrill S.p.A held by Edizione S.p.A (through a wholly owned subsidiary) to Dufry. Through the closing, Edizione has become the largest shareholder of Dufry. Dufry will launch a mandatory...

ORD Opens Terminal 5 Extension

O’Hare International Airport (ORD) has opened the eastern extension of Terminal 5, a major milestone in the $1.3B, four-year investment to expand and modernize the key gateway. The L-shaped East Concourse extension added 10 new wide-body gates, nine of which utilize...

SMF Launches $1.3 Billion Expansion Project

The Sacramento County Department of Airports, which operates Sacramento International Airport (SMF), announced SMForward, a $1.3 billion expansion project that in the coming years include added gates, a larger terminal, a host of new amenities, and new consolidated...

Now Live – AX Leadership Special Issue 2022!

Welcome to the first-ever Leadership issue from Airport Experience News! As the travel industry continues its return to growth and vibrancy, the AX Team thought it important to spotlight some of the foremost leaders who are re-envisioning the airport concessions sector. Subscribe now to view all of our magazine issues or view this issue with a free trial.

Ghouse Named SEA COO

Ghouse Named SEA COO

The Port of Seattle has named Arif Ghouse as the new chief operating officer for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Ghouse is joining SEA after eight years as the airport director of Paine Field/Snohomish County Airport (PAE), where in 2019 he spearheaded the...

Hudson’s Bobby Watson Passes Away

Hudson’s Bobby Watson Passes Away

Hudson announced on Monday that longtime industry veteran Bobby Watson has passed away. Watson, Hudson’s senior vice president, public affairs and strategic planning, had been with Hudson for more than two decades. He was “a visionary leader who helped transform...

Valecha Joins Ferrovial Vertiports

Valecha Joins Ferrovial Vertiports

Ferrovial Vertiports Division has named Drishti Valecha as its new business plan project manager, tasked with focusing on Ferrovial’s business plan and the technical aspects of vertiports to develop Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) infrastructure networks. Valecha most...

Parsons Joins MRG

Parsons Joins MRG

Marshall Retail Group (MRG), a WHSmith company, announced that industry veteran Dan Parsons has joined the company as divisional vice president of business development. Parsons brings twenty years of experience operating and developing in airports to his new role,...

SJC and Turo Launch Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing

SJC and Turo Launch Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing

San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC) and car-sharing marketplace Turo announced the availability of vehicle exchange from approved area at the airport. The partnership enable Turo hosts to share vehicles in an airport zone designated for peer-to-peer car...

Tabet Joins Ferrovial

Tabet Joins Ferrovial

Ferrovial, through its Airports division, has appointed Jean-Pierre Tabet as the asset management director in the North America region. He will be responsible for the company’s aviation portfolio in North America, with particular focus on operations, planning and...

Escape Lounges Opens At CMH

Escape Lounges Opens At CMH

Escape Lounges has opened the Centurion Studio Partner Lounge at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH). The lounge, which is open to all travelers regardless of carrier or status of card in hand, has a design inspired by German and Victorian villages. The...

MCI To Open New Terminal Next Month

MCI To Open New Terminal Next Month

The Kansas City Aviation Department and city Mayor Quinton Lucas announced the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport (MCI) will formally open, on budget and on time, on February 28, launching with a Southwest Airlines flight to Chicago. The $1.5 billion...

ONT Partners To Promote Local Tourism

ONT Partners To Promote Local Tourism

Ontario International Airport (ONT) has partnered with Discover Inland Empire on an in-terminal center to alert travelers to the attractions and amenities of the region, including resorts, natural beauty, historic landmarks and seasonal events. The new Discover IE...

PHL Adds “WhereWeFly” Digital Tool

PHL Adds “WhereWeFly” Digital Tool

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has become the latest U.S. airport to add the “WhereWeFly” digital tool to its homepage, to provide travelers with an interactive route map of all the airport’s direct connections. PHL joins George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)...

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Multiple Operators Share Leadership Vision

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Industry Association Leaders Outline 2023 Goals

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