Date: May 09, 2002
Press Release Number: 56-2002
Newark International Airport has won two awards in Airports Council International-North America’s fifth annual Excellence in Airports Concessions Contest, judged by experts in the concessions, retail and marketing fields.
The airport’s Terminal C captured a first-place award for Best Retail/Specialty Program at large airports, while Terminal C’s d_parture Spa, which offers massage and salon services, won a second-place award for Most Innovative Concession.
“We are honored that such a prestigious organization has confirmed what we already knew: The ongoing commitment to excellence by the Port Authority and its private partners has made Newark International Airport a world-class facility,” Newark International Airport Manager Susan M. Baer said.
The awards announced this week are just the latest in a growing list of accolades for airports operated by the Port Authority.
John F. Kennedy International Airport was named North America’s best cargo airport earlier this year in a prominent competition judged by cargo industry leaders. Shops and restaurants at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark International airports took four first-place awards this year in Airport Retail News’ Best Concessions 2002, bringing to 13 the total number of first-place awards the airports have earned in this competition over the past three years. Port Authority airports also won 15 second-place, third-place and fourth-place finishes in this year’s competition. LaGuardia Airport took first prize for its food and beverage program in last year’s Airports Council International-North America’s Excellence in Airports Concessions Contest.