Concessions in US airports generated $7.49 billion in revenue in 2008, representing a 6.4% increase over the previous year, according to a report by ACI-NA. "With passenger traffic continuing to decline in this challenging economy, airport concessions have become a critical component of nonaeronautical revenue," said ACI-NA CFO Bill McAllister. The association attributes the increase in the ability of airports to develop "customer-centric concession programs" that provide the kinds of goods ...

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