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News Article - November 23, 2008

Philadelphia International Airport Concessions Program Receives Industry Accolades  
  PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/21/08 -- The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shopsin the B/C Connector at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) wasrecognized by Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) as"Best Food and Beverage Program" among large airports in North America.Additionally, the airport's specialty retail program in the B/C Connectorplaced third in the large airports category.

   Philadelphia International Airport boasts more than 160 stores, restaurantsand services throughout its seven terminals, including everything from anupscale wine bar to a full-service spa and fine jewelry stores. ThePhiladelphia Marketplace Food & Shops offers passengers choices at nationalchains such as Brooks Brothers as well as local favorites like Chickie'sand Pete's for a unique Philadelphia experience.

   The ACI-NA Excellence in Airport Concessions Contest is held annually torecognize innovative and outstanding airport concessions throughout theUnited States and Canada. These awards demonstrate the growing importanceof concessions to the total airport experience. The winners were announcedduring the 2008 ACI-NA Airport Concessions Conference in Toronto onNovember 12, which was attended by more than 300 representatives of theNorth American airport concessions industry.

   This year's contest received more than 120 entries from large, medium andsmall airports throughout North America. "We're thrilled to receive these prestigious awards from ACI-NA," saidClarence LeJeune, President of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. "Ourmerchants are the key to our success; we couldn't have done this withouttheir continued hard work and dedication to exceed the expectations of PHLpassengers."

   "Philadelphia International Airport is proud to offer passengersaward-winning food, beverage and retail options. These ACI-NA awardsdemonstrate our commitment to customer satisfaction," said Director ofAviation Charles Isdell.

Source - International Business Times



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