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AUS’s Patel Talks Local, Industry Challenges

AUS’s Patel Talks Local, Industry Challenges

…to Austin and from people moving there due to a lower cost of living away from the coasts. Mukesh (Mookie) Patel, airport chief business and finance officer at AUS, joined the weekly Airport Restaurant and Retail Association (ARRA) call last week to discuss how the airport has been dealing with…

Weddig Named Executive Director Of ARRA

Weddig Named Executive Director Of ARRA

The Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA) has named industry veteran Andrew Weddig as executive director, effective today. Weddig succeeds Rob Wigington, who served as the inaugural executive director. Weddig will serve as the chief policy, program and administrative officer for ARRA, working collaboratively with the ARRA Board of Directors,…

AUS’s Patel Talks Local, Industry Challenges

USTA Exec Predicts 3-Year Buildback For Business Travel

…business travel will bounce back. Erik Hansen, vice president of government relations for the USTA, spoke on the weekly Airport Restaurant and Retail Association (ARRA) call about his organization’s predictions for the future and his perspective on the federal government’s response to calls for help. Hansen led off by noting…

AUS’s Patel Talks Local, Industry Challenges

Canadian Airports Model Under Scrutiny

…views on the weekly industry call hosted by the Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA). Samaddar lamented the Canadian government’s comparatively low financial support to the aviation industry throughout the pandemic. “It’s been very, very frustrating,” he said. “My colleagues to the south [were able to] bring attention to the…

Gittens Shares Insights On ARRA Call

Gittens Shares Insights On ARRA Call

Industry veteran Angela Gittens on Wednesday joined the weekly industry call hosted by the Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA) to discuss her insights on the evolution of airports and airport concessions as the industry begins to emerge from the pandemic. Gittens, the former director general of Airports Council International…