Airmall Cleveland has bagged a five-year contract extension to continue to develop and manage the retail concessions programme at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE).
The extended contract covers the design, construction, lease and management of all retail and food and beverage facilities at the airport’s terminals. This contract will be effective from 16 January 2019 until the beginning of 2024.
Airmall Cleveland has transformed the retail and dining programme at CLE since 2008. The company has increased the amount of concessions space to 60,000ft² with 51 units.
Additionally, the company has attracted several new and local brands, including Great Lakes Brewing Company, Bar Symon, Inca Tea and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum Store.
Fraport USA president and CEO Ben Zandi said: “We are pleased to continue our valuable partnership with Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and city and airport officials.
“We look forward to creating more breakthrough opportunities for small businesses and adding to a strong mix of local and national concepts with programmes that deliver a best-in-class experience for passengers and the community at large.”
Using the Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (ACDBE), Airmall Cleveland has created opportunities for small business owners.
Plans are in-place to include a new outreach and development, and a mentoring programme to boost the stability of ACDBE and small businesses.
CLE is expected to see more than nine million passengers this year.
Airmall Cleveland is a unit of Fraport USA.