Ten-year contract covers Concession Fee Manager
PITTSBURGH – Following a competitive solicitation process, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has awarded Fraport Washington Partnership LLC (Fraport USA) a ten-year contract to lease, develop and manage the concessions program at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. Under the new contract with the MWAA, effective in January 2024, Fraport USA will be responsible for day-to-day management of the concessions program at both airports, including the planning, leasing, and construction and operations oversight of concession locations to enhance the customer experience.
The two airports serve as gateways for the Nation’s Capital. The airports feature approximately 260,000 square feet of concessions space. Sabine Trenk, CEO of Fraport USA, said: “We are thrilled to have been entrusted with this significant program. Our team is excited to bring innovative solutions and a fresh approach to the retail and food & beverage concession program. This contract underscores Fraport USA’s competitiveness and expertise demonstrated through successful projects in the industry.”
The concession program of Fraport USA will focus on further enhancing the airport experience for passengers by leveraging the uniqueness of this capital region. As part of
the approach, Fraport USA is committed to supporting small businesses from the region and the inclusion of a diverse range of vendors to cater to a wider audience.
Fraport USA will be partnering with Dr. Gina Merritt forming Fraport Washington Partnership LLC. Dr. Merritt is a local minority business leader with a proven track record in supporting underserved communities through real estate and workforce development projects. The support, global knowledge and expertise that are integrated into the Fraport Washington Partnership LLC creates an unmatched strength for MWAA.
About Fraport USA®
Fraport USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage programs at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Newark Liberty International Airport’s (EWR) Terminal B. A leading airport concessions model in North America, Fraport USA’s projects rank among the highest for passenger spending and consistently receive accolades for innovation and customer service. For information, visit fraport-usa.com. Fraport USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Fraport AG is active at 28 airports on four continents around the globe. Visit Fraport AG at fraport.com.
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