October 19 2023  |  Airlines & Airports

Fraport USA wins contract for managing concessions at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Dulles International Airport

By GTR Magazine Staff

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 and Washington Dulles International airports.

Under the new contract, which is effective in January 2024, Fraport USA will be responsible for day-to-day management of the concessions program at both airports. That will include the planning, leasing, and construction and operations oversight of concession locations to enhance the customer experience.

The two airports serve as gateways for the USA’s Capital. The airports feature approximately 260,000-sqft 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.”

According to Fraport USA, its concession program 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 to form 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.

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