BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Airport Revenue News (ARN) has released the sales performance results for the top 50 performing North American airports in the 2014 edition of the Fact Book, the more than 500-page resource book containing the most comprehensive information on North American airport concessions.
In its 18th year of printing, the 2014 edition is based on the 2013 calendar year and shows interesting sales results from more than 100 participating North American airports.
ARN's Top International Airports By Performance list reveals sales in food and beverage, retail and duty free of more than $7 billion dollars in 2013, coinciding with a 4 percent rise in enplanements over the previous year. According to the International Air Transport Association, overall traffic increased 2.3 percent in North America compared to 2012. Average sales per enplanement in calendar year 2013 was $11.82, or 1.4 percent higher than the average in calendar year 2012; average sales per enplanement in 2012 was $11.66.
"North American airports and their concession partners continue to work together to drive sales and maximize performance," says David Broderick, executive director and publisher of ARN. "These numbers are an incredible achievement for an industry that continues to make substantial progress. It has been exciting to see airports and concessionaires continuing to push quality standards ever higher and exceed sales levels never believed attainable."
Leading the pack on performance was John F. Kennedy International (JFK), where sales per enplanement pushed to an all-time high of $22.61, a 2.7 percent increase over its $22.00 performance in 2012, when it was also the No. 1 performer on ARN's Fact Book Top 50 list.
In regard to the Top 50 Performing North American Airports list, which excludes duty free, sales per enplanement rose 6 percent from $9.79 to $10.36. Airports with notable gains include McCarran International (LAS) with 12 percent and George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) with 23 percent. Edmonton International (YEG) vaulted to the top spot of the list with figures increasing 9 percent from $14.10 to $15.21.
"A rise in overall traffic paired with newer programs at airports such as Toronto Pearson International (YYZ), Los Angeles International (LAX), LAS and YEG have surely contributed to the overall gains," says Ramon Lo, editorial director for ARN. "Expect more of an upward trend with programs at Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW), LaGuardia (LGA), Washington Dulles International (IAD), Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), JFK's Terminal 4 and others coming to complete operation."
For a complimentary copy of the Top 50 performers list, please email bizdev(at)airportrevenuenews(dot)com; to order your 2014 edition of the ARN Fact Book, please visit http://www.arnfactbook.com
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