PITTSBURGH – December 3, 2008 – BAA USA, developer of the AIRMALLs® at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), is pleased to announce that it received three national awards for outstanding concessions programs at BWI and BOS in the 2008 Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) Excellence in Airport Concessions Contest:
- The AIRMALL® at BWI received a second-place award for Best Food and Beverage Program (Large Airport).
- The AIRMALL® at BOS garnered a third-place accolade for Best Food and Beverage Program in Terminal B (Large Airport).
- The AIRMALL® at BOS also earned an Honorable Mention for Best Specialty Retail Program in Terminal B (Large Airport).
“The AIRMALL® is truly the gold standard for airport retail concessions across the nation. With its strategic mix of high-quality local and national brands and a promise of ‘Regular Mall Prices…Guaranteed,’ the AIRMALL® continues to generate the highest passenger spending in the industry,” noted Mark Knight, president of BAA USA. “These latest accolades from ACI-NA add to a long list of distinguished awards for the AIRMALL®. We are always pleased when we receive independent recognition for our results-generating concept.”
The ACI-NA Excellence in Airport Concessions Contest aims to inspire creativity in the industry and recognize innovation. An independent panel of high-level professionals served as judges for the awards contest. Judges reviewed more than 120 entries from airports of all sizes throughout the U.S. and Canada.