Clear Channel Airports Awarded Top Prize for ''Best New Consumer Services Concept in North America''
Industry Association Recognizes Company's FreeCharge(TM) Power Stations Operating at Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport
Clear Channel Airports, a division of Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE:CCO), today announced that the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) awarded the company's FreeCharge(TM) Power Stations installed at DFW International with its "Best New Consumer Services Concept in North America" prize. Clear Channel Airports was honored at the industry organization's 18th Annual Airport Concessions Conference that took place November 5-12 in Chicago.
"This award showcases our commitment to delivering clever, useful consumer services to Clear Channel Airports' growing network," said Michael Riley, President, Clear Channel Airports. "Our FreeCharge(TM) Power Stations ensure that DFW International patrons have a convenient outlet to where they can power up the electronic devices they need for a productive travel experience."
The award recognizes the leading personal services offering available to airport travelers. FreeCharge(TM) edged out competing concepts such as spa, manicure, business center and shoeshine amenities. Twenty other airports of various sizes also received recognition at this year's conference, which examined trends and best practices in airport retail planning, goal setting, and key operational and management issues.
"FreeCharge(TM) has, not surprisingly, been very popular with passengers flying in and out of our busy airport. They provide not only free power but also free internet with CAT 5 and USB ports; even the travelers without laptops, will find the FreeCharge(TM) user friendly with the built-in laptops," said Dana Cassidy, Manager Airport Concession, Dallas/Fort Worth International. "We congratulate Clear Channel Airports on its innovative concept, which help us better serve and keep happy the 60 million travelers that pass through our airport annually."
About Clear Channel Airports
Clear Channel Airports is the world's #1 marketer of airport advertising and the premier innovator of contemporary display concepts. Our commitment is to create the most successful advertising programs to deliver your message to current and prospective customers. We fulfill this mandate by delivering in excess of 500 million airline passengers annually in the top U.S. and Canadian airports. www.clearchannelairports.com
About Clear Channel Outdoor
Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE:CCO) is the world's largest outdoor advertising company with over 973,000 displays in more than 60 countries across 6 continents. In the United States, the company operates over 167,000 advertising displays and has a presence in 49 of the top 50 Designated Market Areas. It also operates airport, rail, taxi and mall advertising businesses worldwide. Its Spectacolor (U.S.) and DEFI (international) divisions are the global market leaders in spectacular sign displays, including in New York's Times Square. Clear Channel Adshel is the company's international street furniture division, which operates over 3,500 municipal advertising contracts worldwide. More information may be found by visiting www.clearchanneloutdoor.com.
Source: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings
Released December 6, 2007