Press Release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
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Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Reagan National Airport Winner of Concession Award

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has earned the 2004 Terminal with the Most Unique Services award from the Airport Revenue News (ARN) magazine as a result of its annual Best Concessions Poll.

Reagan National Airport won first place in the category dealing with the most unique services. "We are honored to receive this award;" said James E. Bennett, CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, "we put a great deal of effort into designing food and retail programs for our airports that meet the needs of travelers."

For the ninth year in a row, the ARN poll has selected the industry's choice for the best concession programs and the best concessionaires of the year in North American airports.

"The ARN awards are a meaningful tribute to the enormous talent and passion of so many in the airport concessions industry," says Pauline Armbrust, publisher of ARN. "Airports and concessionaires have faced unprecedented challenges of late, yet so many of them excelled at elevating their programs and stores to ever higher quality standards."

The ARN Best Concessions awards are the airport concessions industry's most coveted because winning one affirms the highest standards of excellence. A panel of industry experts, a different group each year, votes on the stores, restaurants, and airport programs that have been nominated in an earlier process. The nominees were selected for their noticeably high standards of excellence in various airports.

Two companies that provide services at Washington's airports were also honored.

The Paradies Shops won first place for Design for its CNBC News store at Washington Dulles International Airport. Anton Airfood won first place for Restaurant Design for its Maui Taco eatery located in Terminal B at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

For more information about the poll call Pauline Armbrust at: (561) 659-6818 ext. 101 or email: pauline@airportrevenuenews.com. Additionally, link to the ARN website at www.airportrevenuenews.com.