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Optimism Palpable As Passenger Numbers Rise

Optimism Palpable As Passenger Numbers Rise

Notes of optimism were sounded in this week’s industry call hosted by the Airport Restaurant and Retail Association (ARRA), with executives and guest speakers sharing news of increased travel and concessions demand. “Spring has put a bounce in everyone’s step,” noted consultant Andrew Weddig, speaking on behalf of ARRA. He…

Enthusiasm For Travel Accelerating, SW Executive Says

Enthusiasm For Travel Accelerating, SW Executive Says

…Association (ARRA), Sisneros acknowledged the challenges facing airports and concessionaires in reopening during such tumultuous times, but he urged concessionaires to open as many venues as possible to feed the enthusiasm for leisure travel. Travelers “are looking to have fun,” Sisneros said. “They’ve been locked up for months. They’re looking…

Wyatt: Partnerships Crucial As Recovery Picks Up

Wyatt: Partnerships Crucial As Recovery Picks Up

The Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA) tapped Bill Wyatt, director of Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), for its latest industry call on the revival of the airport concessions business. Wyatt focused on the partnerships that he says are crucial as recovery accelerates. Wyatt described how, in March 2020,…

Swelbar Shares Airline Insights In ARRA Call

Swelbar Shares Airline Insights In ARRA Call

…and air carrier activities in the weekly industry call hosted by the Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA). Swelbar also serves as a senior advisor for McKinsey & Company and as a research engineer for MIT International Center for Air Transportation. Swelbar said recent Transportation Security Administration throughput data, showing…

Optimism Palpable As Passenger Numbers Rise

ARRA Call Touts Relief, Predicts Contract Changes

…Association (ARRA) industry call. Stephen Van Beek, director and head of North American aviation for the company Steer, the guest speaker on the call, also expressed hope for aid still to come from the federal government. “On Congress, there is some talk of additional stimulus, beyond aid, coming this summer,”…