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Szczesniak Takes Helm At Houston Airport System

After serving as interim director for less than a month, Jim Szczesniak has been named director of aviation for the city of Houston, overseeing operations at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), Ellington Airport (EFD) and the...

Nearly $1B More Awarded To Airports

The Biden-Harris administration announced the latest round of funding for airports from the bipartisan infrastructure law. The funding - $970 million to 114 airports – is from the Airport Terminal Program, one of three aviation programs created by the law. This latest...

Fast Food Penetration In Airports Varies Wildly, Study Shows

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) are among the airports with the easiest access to fast food, according to a new study by Upgraded Points. Conversely, fast food is relatively hard to find at John...

Out Now! BONUS 20th Anniversary Issue

The current issue of Airport Experience News offers a retrospective look at the world of airport concessions over the past 20 years. Conceived in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Airport Experience Conference, this special issue includes remembrances and observations on how the airport concessions industry has evolved. We also look at the changing landscape for the ACDBE program, the advent of common-use lounges and ramp up of services in airports, and the innovations in design over the past two decades.

Carriers Approve CLE Terminal Modernization

Carriers Approve CLE Terminal Modernization

The airlines serving Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) have given approval on $175 million of initial projects associated with the advanced planning, design and phasing of the City of Cleveland’s Terminal Modernization Development Program (TMDP). Key...

MCO, Embry-Riddle, Conduct AAM Impact Study

MCO, Embry-Riddle, Conduct AAM Impact Study

Orlando International Airport (MCO) and researchers from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are conducting a systematic evaluation of the impacts of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) vehicles, such as air taxis and autonomous air delivery aircraft, on airport operations....

SSP America Adds Fieri Concept At EWR

SSP America Adds Fieri Concept At EWR

SPP America has opened Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen + Bar at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) Terminal A. The restaurant’s design is inspired by Fieri’s exuberant personality combined with a local industrial vibe. It features an all-day menu consistent...

Narcan To Be Made Available At ORD, MDW

Narcan To Be Made Available At ORD, MDW

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has introduced a new program to counter the opioid epidemic by providing the overdose medication Narcan at Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) and Midway International (MDW) airports. The medication is now available throughout...

PHL Names Appulingam As Chief Development Officer

PHL Names Appulingam As Chief Development Officer

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has promoted Api Appulingam to the position of chief development officer. The airport also announced the promotions of Mike Morris to vice president of IT client engagement and Keesha Lane to director of community engagement...

HMSHost Opens Angie’s Subs At JAX

HMSHost Opens Angie’s Subs At JAX

HMSHost, part of Avolta, has opened Angie’s Subs at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), enabling travelers to experience the flavors and vibe of the famed Jacksonville Beach staple at the terminal. HMSHost operates Angie’s Subs at JAX with Florida-based Lee...

Elevate Gourmet Brands Opens Pronto At SFO

Elevate Gourmet Brands Opens Pronto At SFO

Elevate Gourmet Brands has partnered with Skyview Concessions to open the second San Francisco International Airport (SFO) location of its Ponto marketplace concept. Located in SFO Terminal 3, Pronto has partnered exclusively with purveyors from the Bay Area’s many...

WHSmith NA Opens ChiBoys at ORD

WHSmith NA Opens ChiBoys at ORD

WHSmith North America and its ACDBE partners, ChiBoys and Pastorelle Marketing Group, have opened the first airport location for the locally owned clothing brand ChiBoys at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).   Created by Chicago native, DeShawn Murry, ChiBoys...

SSP Unveils New Concept At MIA

SSP Unveils New Concept At MIA

SSP America had opened the first airport location of legendary south Florida restaurant Jackson Soul Food at Miami International Airport (MIA). Branded as Jackson Square, the MIA location also includes Jackson Soul Food’s Chick-fil-A franchise and is accessible to...

MCO Issues RSQ For Interior Upgrades

MCO Issues RSQ For Interior Upgrades

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) Board approved two measures to issue a Request for Statement of Qualifications (RSQ) for the refurbishment of the interiors at Airsides 1 & 3 and the interior refurbishment of Levels 1 & 2 at Terminals A & B at...

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Airport Experience News Magazine | 20 Years of the AX Conference

In This Issue

 

Airport Concessions Evolve Dramatically 

20 Years of the AX Conference 

ACDBEs Thrive As Attention Turns To Local Brands

20 Years of the AX Conference 

Lounges, Passenger Services  Make Big Inroads

20 Years of the AX Conference

Concessions Designs Evolves, But  Costs Are Burdensome

20 Years of the AX Conference

Past AX Conferences – In Pictures

20 Years of the AX Conference 

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