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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...

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Enthusiasm For Travel Accelerating, SW Executive Says

Enthusiasm For Travel Accelerating, SW Executive Says

After a year of curtailed activity due to the pandemic, this spring people are beginning to reveal and act upon a pent-up desire for excitement and travel, said Steve Sisneros, managing director, airport affairs for Southwest Airlines. Speaking on the weekly industry...

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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...

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Swelbar Shares Airline Insights In ARRA Call

Swelbar Shares Airline Insights In ARRA Call

One year into the pandemic and there are finally some real signs of recovery in air passenger traffic, although passenger numbers are still a small fraction of what they were at the start of 2020. William Swelbar, chief industry analyst for the Swelbar-Zhong...

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U.S. Carriers Post Massive Losses

U.S. Carriers Post Massive Losses

U.S. passenger airlines incurred pre-tax losses of $46 billion in 2020 and $35 billion in net losses, according to Airlines for America (A4A), the trade group representing U.S. commercial carriers. A4A noted that air cargo demand reached an all-time high in 3Q 2020....

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ARRA Call Touts Relief, Predicts Contract Changes

ARRA Call Touts Relief, Predicts Contract Changes

The latest COVID-19 relief package to hit Congress was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and awaits consideration in the Senate next week, with many airports, airlines and partners hoping to see it pass with more relief for aviation, as was discussed on...

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