North American travel retail company Hudson Group has extended its contract with Fraport Maryland for three years to expand its retail operations.

The contract expands Hudson’s presence to a 15,900ft2 retail space at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). It also includes the conversion of two Hudson News locations to store concepts.

Hudson Group president and chief executive officer Joseph DiDomizio said: “Hudson Group is excited to bring its innovative travel essentials and convenience brand, Hudson, to the passengers of BWI Marshall.

“We thank Fraport Maryland and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport for their continued partnership, and look forward to building out our shared vision to meet the ever-changing needs of passengers.”

Hudson Group, a subsidiary of Dufry, offer a wide range of store concepts such as travel essentials and convenience stores, bookstores, duty-free shops, branded speciality stores, electronics stores, as well as quick-service food and beverage outlets.

“Our world-class concessions programme delivers a high-level of service and quality products.”

The company currently has more than 1,000 duty-paid and duty-free stores in 88 locations, including airports, commuter terminals, hotels and other tourist destinations across the world.

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BWI Marshall Airport executive director Ricky Smith said: “Our world-class concessions programme delivers a high-level of service and quality products.

“We are pleased to continue working with Hudson Group to provide an excellent travel experience for our passengers.”

Based in the US, BWI Marshall Airport operates the Baltimore-Washington region and served 26 million passengers in 2017.