New home and partnering for luxury brands and high fashion

New home for luxury brands and high fashion

UnbenanntqAIRMALL®, in its own view the leading airport concessions developer (manager also of retail, food and beverage operations at Pittsburgh International Airport, Boston Logan Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport) in North America and operator of the AIRMALL at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), is establishing a new address for luxury brands and high fashion in the North American airport industry

Airest Collezioni, an international travel retail operator headquartered in Italy, recently forged a seven year agreement with AIRMALL to open up to eight new units at the AIRMALL at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Airest Collezioni (managing over  200 retail and restaurant locations across Europe, Asia, the Middle East in airports and railway stations) is responsible for bringing the most enviable lifestyle and fashion grand to airports in cities such as Venice, Dublin, Moscow and Glasgow and Jay Kruisselbrink, vice president of development for AIRMALL USA adds: “Their global reach and their relationships with the top brands worldwide make them the perfect partner for us as we transform the concessions programme at PIT”.

Airest Collezioni (belonging to Airest S.p.A. in Italy) will tap into its portfolio of global brands to bring men’s and women’s fashion and accessories, fragrances and more to the terminal at PIT. The new stores (10000 square feet in total) will be located in the Centre Core, situated in the Airside Terminal and receives all departing and arriving passengers. The stores from part of a USD 10 million upgrade to the AIRMALL at PIT, a yearlong construction project that will result in the most significant overhaul of the concessions programme since the airport opened in 1992. The first construction phase started past January.

The AIRMALL concession model is among the highest per passenger spends on the continent and consistently receives accolades for innovation and customer service. The company is owned by Prospect Capital Corporation, a leading New York City investment company founded in 1988.

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