Fraport Maryland welcomes Stellar Partners to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Leading airport retailer brings new shopping experiences to BWI Marshall

BALTIMORE – Travelers, look out for a new shopping experience at BWI Marshall Airport. Stellar Partners, Inc. (“Stellar”), a leading airport retailer, is opening three new stores:  Baltimore’s iconic White House Black Market brand, athleisure brand Marika’s first brick and mortar store, and Stellar News, which will be locally operated by Stellar and Morgan Group Ventures, Inc. (MGV) as part of a joint venture.

“We’re dedicated to bringing the BWI Marshall traveler shopping options that make for a quality experience,” said Brett Kelly, vice president, Fraport Maryland, developer and manager of the airport’s retail program. “Part of the reason we chose Stellar and MGV was because of the great brand partnerships and operations experience they have. We’re extremely proud to introduce Stellar to the program and equally excited bring these new brands to the BWI lineup.”

  • Now open in the A/B food court, Marika, the original athleisure brand, offers a variety of stylish yoga-inspired apparel and accessories for men and women. Spanning 1,058 square feet, this is also Marika’s first store in a travel retail format, offering an exclusive shopping experience. Hours are 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • In March, the premier travel convenience brand Stellar News will open a new 1,259 square-foot news and gift store in the A/B food court.
  • And in April, White House Black Market will feature fashions and on-trend pieces for women with a polished sense of style. Located in the A/B food court, the new 966 square-foot store will also carry selections of Soma intimates.

“This retail offering is designed specifically with the BWI Marshall Airport traveler in mind. The Stellar team is passionate about providing top brands and exceptional customer service in our expanding collection of stores, which is why joining the BWI Airport family is such an exciting milestone for Stellar,” said Stellar President and CEO Padraig Drennan. “We thank Fraport USA and the Maryland Aviation Administration for the opportunity to serve the airport’s growing passenger base.”

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About Fraport USA®

Fraport USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Nashville International Airport. A leading airport concessions model in North America, Fraport USA projects rank among the highest for per-passenger spending and consistently receive accolades for innovation and customer service. For information, visit Fraport USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, the global airport company based in Frankfurt, Germany. For information about Fraport AG, visit

About Stellar Partners, Inc.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Stellar Partners, Inc. is a leading airport retailer that develops, operates, and markets a portfolio of award-winning news/convenience and specialty stores that range from exclusive brands and regional favorites to well-known luxury brands. Founded in 1965, the company currently operates more than 60 stores that enrich the traveler’s shopping experience in 14 major U.S. airports. Stellar was named Best Airport Retailer for 2016 by Airport Revenue News and received the 2018 Airport Minority Advisory Council Inclusive Leader Catalyst Award. For more detailed information on the company and our brands, visit

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