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ACI World Touts Tech Investments for Recovery

ACI World Touts Tech Investments for Recovery

Airports Council International (ACI) World this month issued a report revealing that airports have accelerated investments in technology to aid in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. ACI World’s annual “Airport IT Trends Survey”, which is part of SITA’s ‘Air...

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SPARK Unveils Brand Partner Program

SPARK Unveils Brand Partner Program

The Vancouver-based SPARK Group of Companies this week launched a new, multi-faceted sales and promotions solution, the Brand Partner Program, to train and support workers to drive global luxury brands at travel retail. Recruited and employed by SPARK, brand partners...

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Swyft Launches Contactless Airport Shopping

Swyft Launches Contactless Airport Shopping

Swyft this month launched a contactless shopping technology that is already being rolled at major airports across the U.S. The patented technology lets travelers to use their mobile phone to complete their purchase while standing in front of kiosks/robotic stores...

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Selden to Depart as ATL General Manager

Selden to Depart as ATL General Manager

John Selden will be leaving his position as general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in mid-April, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said this week. Selden, who has been ATL general manager since 2018, will be taking a new position in...

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reachTV to Take Over CNN Airport Screens

reachTV to Take Over CNN Airport Screens

Linear short-form television network reachTV announced this week it is taking over CNN Airport screens at more than 15 major U.S. airports. CNN announced several months ago that it was shutting down the CNN Airport Network on March 31, 2021. ReachTV is moving to...

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MCO Adds to Relief for Concessionaires

MCO Adds to Relief for Concessionaires

The Board of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) has voted to provide more economic relief for concessionaires, rental car firms and other firms working at Orlando International Airport (MCO), the third time the board has stepped up with support to help...

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AVL Unveils Terminal Expansion Design

AVL Unveils Terminal Expansion Design

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) this week unveiled design plans for a new expanded terminal that features five new gates, a centralized power plant and modernized ticket lobby, TSA screening, baggage claim and concessions space. The 18-month design project by the...

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SEA Begins In-Terminal Vaccinations

SEA Begins In-Terminal Vaccinations

The Port of Seattle is partnering with the Washington Department of Health, FEMA, and Safeway/Albertsons on a COVID-19 vaccination site at Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The vaccine clinic is by appointment only and is located in the airport Conference...

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ACI-NA Calls for Reopening US-Canada Border

ACI-NA Calls for Reopening US-Canada Border

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) this week marked the one-year anniversary of the pandemic-induced closing of the U.S-Canadian border to non-essential travel by calling for both governments, as well as industry stakeholders, to begin drawing up...

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CLEAR Brings Touchless Security Lanes to SMF

CLEAR Brings Touchless Security Lanes to SMF

CLEAR said this week that it has rolled out its touchless secure identity and expedited lanes at Sacramento International Airport (SMF). Located in Terminal A, CLEAR’s contactless experience minimizes unnecessary passenger and airport personnel interaction by...

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