London Supply’s focus on sunglasses pays off with top award

Aug 15 | London Supply saw a 50% sales surge in 2016 following a revamp of its sunglasses department. And its huge investment in the category saw it carry off the award for Sunglasses Retailer of the Year (under US$2 billion turnover) at the 2016 Sunglasses Awards. more >>

London Supply’s focus on sunglasses pays off with top award
 

Alzawrae hopes for fruitful Cannes show with Mazaya

Aug 15 | Alzawrae returns to the TFWA World Exhibition this year with its Mazaya brand of shisha tobacco (Stand: Yellow Village H53 and Don Michele Yacht). more >>

Alzawrae hopes for fruitful Cannes show with Mazaya
 

Delta breaks ground at LaGuardia’s eastern half

Aug 15 | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Delta CEO Ed Bastian recently held a press conference and groundbreaking ceremony at LaGuardia Airport after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey signed a new, long-term lease with Delta. more >>

Delta breaks ground at LaGuardia’s eastern half
 

SSP opens two new pubs in Portland International

Aug 15 | SSP America, a division of SSP Group, has just been awarded two new contracts to bring local craft brewers Deschutes Brewery and Hopworks Urban Brewery to Portland International Airport. more >>

SSP opens two new pubs in Portland International
 

Uniqlo now offers clothing through vending machines at US airports

Aug 9 | We are accustomed to seeing certain items in vending machines: candy bars and bottled beverages, extending to other food items and now tech accessories. But Uniqlo is opening up a whole new world now in US airports with vending machines featuring some of the company’s most popular clothing items. more >>

Uniqlo now offers clothing through vending machines at US airports
 

New Gucci fragrance blooms freely in an English garden

Aug 9 | Italian luxury brand Gucci has unveiled its latest scent, Gucci Bloom, the first to be conceptualized wholly by its Creative Director Alessandro Michele. more >>

New Gucci fragrance blooms freely in an English garden
 

Fraport opens new F&B locations and specialty shops at BWI

Aug 9 | Fraport USA, formerly Airmall USA, has announced the opening of a number of new restaurants, shops and amenities at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, including celebrated Maryland restaurants. more >>

Fraport opens new F&B locations and specialty shops at BWI
 

Strong passenger demand growth continues in June, says IATA

Aug 9 | Global passenger traffic data for June showed that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to the year-ago period, the International Air Transport Association announced. more >>

Strong passenger demand growth continues in June, says IATA
 

Brazil’s recent politics impacts duty free in the Americas

Aug 9 | This month’s decision by Brazil’s Congress to keep President Michel Temer in office and shy away from trying him on charges of corruption is good news for Brazil’s economy, and for those who rely on it. more >>

Brazil’s recent politics impacts duty free in the Americas
 

Greater Toronto Airports Authority releases RFP for transit centre design

Aug 8 | Toronto Pearson has proposed a Regional Transit Centre located on airport grounds that will take advantage of the high concentration of travel demand generated by the airport and surrounding zone; provide an economically critical missing link in the regional transit system; connect people to economic opportunities in the AEZ; and provide networked transit service to many of the region’s most disadvantaged communities more >>

Greater Toronto Airports Authority releases RFP for transit centre design
 

Canadian government introduces new person in charge of duty free program

Aug 2 | The FDFA recently announced that the Canadian government has introduced a new Director General in charge of the Duty Free Shop Program more >>

Canadian government introduces new person in charge of duty free program
 

Hudson Group launches Ink by Hudson and more in Tucson

Aug 1 | Hudson Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dufry AG, recently announced the opening of three new stores and three kiosks at Tucson International Airport more >>

Hudson Group launches Ink by Hudson and more in Tucson
 

Dufry earnings grow; company considers IPO for Americas

Aug 1 | During the first half of the year, Dufry saw 5.8% turnover, reaching US$3.96 billion. These numbers were driven by organic growth, which reached 8.9% in the second quarter, from 7.2% in 2016. more >>

Dufry earnings grow; company considers IPO for Americas
 

Lima Airport Partners and government sign agreement on airport expansion

Jul 26 | Fraport AG majority-owned Lima Airport Partners (LAP) and the government of Peru yesterday signed an amendment to the 2001 Lima Airport Concession that clears the way for LAP to begin a major expansion program at Jorge Chávez International Airport more >>

Lima Airport Partners and government sign agreement on airport expansion
 

Florida airports are second busiest in the United States

Jul 26 | Florida had the second highest volume of airline passengers in the United States in 2016 - with more than 81.1 million travelers in 2016 more >>

Florida airports are second busiest in the United States