PITTSBURGH, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AIRMALL® USA, the leading airport concessions developer in North America is pleased to announce that the AIRMALL at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) was named "Best Overall Concessions Program (medium airport)" in the ARN 2013 Best Airports & Concessionaires Awards program. AIRMALL received the award at a reception on Tuesday, February 26 during the ARN 2013 Revenue Conference & Exhibition (February 24-26 in Las Vegas, Nev.) The AIRMALL will also be featured with other winners in the April 2013 issue of Airport Revenue News.
"With a commitment to consistently enhancing the traveler experience through high-quality concessions and exceptional customer service, the AIRMALL at PIT has set the gold standard for airport concessions since it opened in 1992," said Jay Kruisselbrink, vice president of development for AIRMALL USA. "We've recently launched the first phase of a yearlong construction project that will result in a significant overhaul of the concessions program and add eight new retail units. This project is another testament to our desire to offer a dynamic concessions program to travelers, and we're honored that ARN has recognized our efforts to continually strive for excellence."
In fall 2012, the AIRMALL at PIT unveiled an aggressive plan to reshape the award-winning concessions program at PIT. The $10-million upgrade will create a new retail core in the Center Core of the airport's airside terminal, a move that is aimed at attracting some of the nation's top brands.
In January, construction crews began work on relocating existing tenants along with development for new tenant space in the Center Core of the AIRMALL between concourses A and B. They are also preparing other concessions space in the Center Core for future development. The overall plan calls for the addition of eight units for a total of 75 shops, restaurants, bars and other retail establishments throughout the airport. The entire project is expected to be completed by year's end. Once the program is fully operational, AIRMALL expects the enhanced concessions program will grow annual revenue by as much as 10 to 20 percent over current figures.
The ARN Best Airports and Concessionaires Awards is an annual awards program sponsored by Airport Revenue News that recognizes the industry's airports and concessions operators in categories, including best concessions design, best customer service, most unique services, and best overall concessions program.
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About AIRMALL® USA
AIRMALL® USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Pittsburgh International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport (Terminals B and E), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The leading airport concessions model in North America, AIRMALL USA continues to boast the highest per-passenger spend on the continent and consistently receives accolades for innovation and customer service. AIRMALL USA is owned by Prospect Capital Corporation, a leading New York investment company founded in 1988. For more information on AIRMALL USA, visit www.airmall.com.
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