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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,…

COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes $8 Billion For Airports

COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes $8 Billion For Airports

…— a number that will grow if the pandemic drags on. Despite these challenges, American airports remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of the traveling public and airport workers by deploying enhanced sanitation procedures and adopting new technologies to limit the spread of COVID-19.” Rob Wigington, executive director…

ARRA Endorses CDC, Restaurant Group Safety Guidelines

ARRA Endorses CDC, Restaurant Group Safety Guidelines

…masks, social distancing, effective cleaning and sanitization procedures, managing space limitations and queueing in stores and restaurants, touchless technology for ordering and purchases, and other measures. “Our members are doing everything they can to survive the dramatic loss of passengers caused by COVID-19,” said Rob Wigington, ARRA’s executive director. “ARRA…

Airport And Concessionaire Trade Groups Join In Relief Appeal

Airport And Concessionaire Trade Groups Join In Relief Appeal

…airports and concessionaires depend, are not projected to return to pre-pandemic levels for several years at best.” The effort comes at a time when negotiations in Congress have stalled, but Rob Wigington, executive director of ARRA, said he expects Senate and House leaders to return to talks this week. “We…

ARRA, AMAC Issue Call To Action On Federal Relief Bill

ARRA, AMAC Issue Call To Action On Federal Relief Bill

…Rob Wigington, executive director of ARRA. “Now is the time, really, to call your senators in particular, and urge them with the simple message that they’ve got to include concessionaires in this – in [any relief] bill. “ARRA and AMAC have been working since we were left out of the…