NEWS ROUND-UP LAWA & URW issue 27-unit LAX tender

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports insist they are taking an ‘innovative, inclusive approach’ to the Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP) for the 750,000sq ft Midfield Satellite Concourse at LAX, slated to open in 2020. The CEP will be open for 27 dining,

retail and amenity opportunities in the new concourse, encompassing 28,000sq ft of dining and retail space. “These opportunities include a wide selection of individual, open-to-bid spaces for brands and operators to bring in a truly authentic LA feel,” says LAWA. Two of the opportunities are available

exclusively for small business and ACDBE participation. The deadline for proposals is 18 May, and all related documents are available on the CEP website at: www. “Los Angeles is a city of varied cultures

and incredible cuisines, and we are excited to bring the flavours and creativity of the city to our guests at LAX,” says Deborah Flint, CEO, Los Angeles World Airports. “Our new concourse will connect the

DXB retains traffic top spot in 2018

Global passenger traffic displayed a resilient performance in 2018 with estimated growth of +6% to reach 8.8bn, ACI World preliminary global airport traffic rankings have revealed. Dubai International (DXB) ranked as the

number one international passenger traffic hub with 88.9m (+1.3%) served annually, according to data released during the 11th ACI Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference in London (13-14 March). London Heathrow landed in second,

handling 75.3m pax per year (+2.9%), followed by Hong Kong International with 74.4m (+3.6%). Amsterdam Schiphol took fourth place with 70.9m (+3.7%). Fifth-placed Seoul Incheon International

and tenth-placed Istanbul Atatürk Airport both registered growth of +10%, the joint highest among the top 20 airports. Meanwhile, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

International Airport defended its position as the leader in global passenger traffic, serving 107.3m (+3.3%) in 2018.

world to the best of Los Angeles, and we expect a diverse array of restaurateurs, retailers and experience providers to participate in the Competitive

Evaluation Process.” “Creating these terminals is about so

much more than just leasing space,” said Michael Caro, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports’ Vice President of Leasing at LAX. “We want the experience at the airport

to mirror the experience of Los Angeles, with businesses big and small coexisting to create a truly unique, vibrant feel.”

Shilla DF to expand in Jeju this month “We will have the grand opening in April

The Shilla Duty Free is preparing to extend its Jeju Island downtown duty free shop in April as part of plans to boost the company’s domestic and airport duty free revenue by double-digit figures. At the time of writing, Shilla was

converting unused space on the top floor of the company’s four-storey Jeju downtown duty free store into a new retail display area. The initiative will expand the downtown

shop’s total sales area by 10% and enable Shilla to increase the number of smaller South Korean cosmetics brands on display. “We are expanding our Jeju downtown

store’s size – we have three-and-a-half floors in service; now we are expanding by another half-floor area,” explained Taeho Kim, Executive Vice President of Hotel Shilla Co. Ltd’s Korean travel retail division, talking exclusively to TRBusiness.

2019 and then use the shop’s entire four floors. We are extending the Jeju store to provide a better shopping environment and to discover promising small and medium brand labels. We will have another 10% of floor space. We can invite more brands to that space.” In addition to expanding the shop’s top

floor, Shilla Duty Free has begun to re- arrange the retail layout on two other floors.

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