Welcome to the AAAE Aviation Issues Conference

Monday, January 8, 2024

SP+ Airport Services

Thank you for attending the 2024 AAAE Annual Aviation Issues Conference partner dinner hosted by SP+ and Paradies Lagardère. We appreciate your continued support and partnership, and look forward to a successful year ahead.

At SP+ we are committed to “Making Every Moment Matter for a World on the Go.” This promise is integrated in everything we do in support of our clients, their customers, and our employees. To deliver on this commitment, SP+ has assembled the best talent in the aviation industry to support Parking Management, Transportation Shuttle Operations and Fleet Management, Ground Transportation, In-Terminal Guest Services and Luggage Logistics and Baggage Management.

Through our people and platforms, all operations are effectively integrated delivering best in-class solutions for the aviation community. Our Promise also guides our thinking around the development and deployment of our industry-leading technology solutions, which are specifically tailored to meet the needs of our Aviation clients.

A Word From Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère is a leading North American airport retailer and restaurateur operating more than 700 stores and restaurants in 92 airports. Specializing in three concessions areas – Travel Essentials, Specialty Retail and Dining – with expertise deploying international, national, and local brands at the highest level of brand integrity. Paradies Lagardère’s commitment to first-class customer service and superior design has earned the company numerous industry accolades, including Best Airport Retailer for 26 consecutive years and Best Brand Restaurateur by Airport Experience News.

2023 was a banner year for Paradies Lagardère with record capital investments that resulted in the opening of a wide array of engaging retail stores and restaurants, including nationally recognized brands such as Starbucks and LEGO, and series of iconic local brands including Osteria in Oklahoma City, Kingside Diner in St. Louis, and Fat Bottom Brewery in Nashville. Unique innovation complemented these openings with appealing services such as Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, holographic capsule units delivering engaging messages, and mobile order and pay options for speed and convenience. With the acquisition of the award-winning restaurateur Tastes on the Fly in the latter half of the year, the organization looks forward to continued growth in the food and beverage arena moving forward.

On behalf of Gregg Paradies and the Paradies Lagardère family, we thank our airport partners for their continued support and allowing our team to serve their travelers.