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SITA: Pandemic Shifted IT Spending for Airports

SITA: Pandemic Shifted IT Spending for Airports

The COVID-19 pandemic refocused IT spending priorities for airlines and airports in 2020 with increased investments in automating the passenger journey and a focus on touchless and mobile technology, according to a new report from air transport IT provider SITA....

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YYZ COVID-19 Testing Research Announced

YYZ COVID-19 Testing Research Announced

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) this week announced a robust new COVID-19 PCR and antigen testing research program at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The new program, supported in part by funding from the National Research Council of Canada...

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Additional Financial Relief Approved for BWI

Additional Financial Relief Approved for BWI

The Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) this week approved additional financial relief to support food and retail concessions at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The new package expands on the assistance previously enacted by BWI...

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ACI-NA Welcomes Strong US-Canada Relations

ACI-NA Welcomes Strong US-Canada Relations

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) said this week it welcomed the first bilateral meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to further strengthen the historic bilateral relationship with the new “United...

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HMSHost Launches AI Smart Kiosks at CLT

HMSHost Launches AI Smart Kiosks at CLT

HMSHost said this week it has fast-tracked the launch of the SandStar Smart Kiosks as a contactless, on-the-go option for hungry passengers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). The new AI-powered intuitive coolers are located at the Red Star Bar in CLT’s...

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Survey: Half of Americans Feel Safe Flying in 2021

Survey: Half of Americans Feel Safe Flying in 2021

A new survey by IPX 1031 found that 48 percent of Americans are optimistic about traveling in 2021, with the same percentage saying they will feel safe flying this year. The survey of more than 2,000 American also found that 72 percent said they will feel safer flying...

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MAG USA Partners to Open Escape Lounge FLL

MAG USA Partners to Open Escape Lounge FLL

MAG USA said this week it is entering into a joint venture with Gideon Toal Management and Superior Hospitality Group to design, build and operate an Escape Lounge at Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). The Escape Lounge, MAG USA’s...

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XpresCheck To Open At DCA, IAD

XpresCheck To Open At DCA, IAD

The XpresSpa Group this week announced a contract with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for XpresCheck COVID-19 testing facilities at Dulles International (IAD) and Reagan National (DCA) airports. The XpresCheck at IAD will build on a pop-up...

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SFO Launches of COVID-19 Vaccination Pilot

SFO Launches of COVID-19 Vaccination Pilot

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and County of San Mateo have partnered on a week-long pilot program to offer COVID-19 vaccines at the airport’s long-term parking garage. The drive-through vaccination center for healthcare workers and those more than 65 years...

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Jamison Named CFO At Paradies Lagardère

Jamison Named CFO At Paradies Lagardère

John Jamison is the new executive vice president and chief financial officer at Paradies Lagardère, the company announced this week, where he will lead finance, accounting, tax, treasury, procurement and information technology, reporting directly to CEO and president,...

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