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Stewart Appointed ROA Executive Director

Stewart Appointed ROA Executive Director

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) said this week that Mike Stewart will be leaving his role as MWAA vice president and Dulles International Airport (IAD) manager to become executive director of Virginia’s Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA)...

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Construction Costs High As Development Accelerates

Construction Costs High As Development Accelerates

Construction costs and challenges were the theme of this week’s Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA) call as traffic ramps up and airports and concessionaires restart stalled projects. Skyrocketing costs were a problem before the pandemic and, despite a...

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Washington Formally Takes Over as DEN CEO

Washington Formally Takes Over as DEN CEO

Phil Washington has taken over as the next CEO of the Denver International Airport (DEN) following a unanimous vote this month by the Denver City Council. Mayor Michael Hancock nominated Washington for the job in June to replace outgoing CEO, Kim Day, whose final day...

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SFO’s Nashir Shares Collaboration Goals

SFO’s Nashir Shares Collaboration Goals

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is re-examining lease deals with tenants as the industry seeks to return to growth, Cheryl Nashir, director of revenue development and management at SFO, told a conference call audience on Wednesday. “We’re working...

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MAG In Spotlight Again On ARRA Call

MAG In Spotlight Again On ARRA Call

Two airport concessions executives on Wednesday called for more and better communication and collaboration between concessionaires and individual airports as the industry looks to manage the recovery and eventual return to profitability. The two individuals – Ingrid...

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Sola Resigns, Interim Director Appointed At MIA

Sola Resigns, Interim Director Appointed At MIA

Lester Sola, the director of Miami International Airport (MIA) since February 2018, resigned this week, according to a memo to county commissioners from Miami Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. The Miami Herald reported that the resignation came abruptly and follows months...

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FAA To Award $8B in Grants to US Airports

FAA To Award $8B in Grants to US Airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this week said it will award $8 billion in grants to keep U.S. airport workers employed, construction projects going and to help U.S. airports recover from the impacts of the COVID-19...

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