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HMSHost Drops Starbucks Exclusivity

HMSHost is ending its exclusivity agreement with Starbucks and will begin to operate new coffee concepts in airports around the country, the company says. Spokesperson Shayna Iglesias says HMSHost will continue to partner with Starbucks in airports, but will no longer...

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House Democrats Call For PFC Increase

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives called for an increase to the cap on Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) in a document released Wednesday. The increased PFC cap would be part of a $30 billion investment in aviation. The document doesn’t specify the amount...

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PHX Hails Completion of Terminal 3

At a ceremony this week, Phoenix city public officials joined Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) leaders in hailing the late U.S. Senator John McCain with a plaque commemorating the opening of the John S. McCain III Terminal 3 during the celebration of the...

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Concessionaires Form New Association: ARRA

Several airport restaurant and retail operators in North America have joined together to form a new association. The Airport Restaurant & Retail Association, or ARRA, has a goal of educating the broader industry on issues of importance to concessionaires. The...

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Obletz Named President, Delaware North Travel

Delaware North has named James Obletz president of its travel division, where he'll be responsible for providing oversight and strategic direction for the company’s portfolio of 24 airports throughout North America. Obletz previously was the company’s senior vice...

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Isaacs Named New Director at LWS

Michael Isaacs is the new director of Idaho’s Lewiston-Nez Perce Regional Airport (LWS), the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport Authority announces this week. In this new position, Isaacs will oversee the day-to-day operations of the airport as well as business...

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Areas USA Appoints Bernal As CEO

Areas USA has appointed Carlos Bernal as CEO, effective immediately. Bernal replaces Sergio Rodriguez, who was recently appointed CEO of Areas Iberia. Areas said Rodriguez will assist during the on-boarding of Bernal into the Areas USA team. Bernal previously was...

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RAND Corporation Report Calls for PFC Boost

A new report from the independent and non-partisan RAND Corporation calls for a number of changes in federal policies to ensure U.S. airports’ ongoing viability, including a major boost in the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) program, from the current $4.50 per...

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Goetz Named VP, COO at Tucson Airport Authority

Industry veteran Bruce Goetz is the new vice president of operations and chief operating officer for the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) where his tasks will include helping to shepherd the largest critical airfield project in Tucson International Airport (TUS)...

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