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Press Release Archives for 2018

  • Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Airport Credit Rating with updated Criteria

    Monday, December 3, 2018

    Standard & Poor's (S&P) upgraded the credit rating on the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam's (GIAA) senior-lien general revenue bonds from BBB to a BBB+ with a stable outlook released on September 27, 2018, and again mentioned in S&Ps "Year-End Update to S&P Global Ratings' U.S. and Canadian Not-for- Profit Transportation Infrastructure Enterprises Criteria Implementation" report issued November 28, 2018.

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  • FAA Gives Guam Airport Perfect Score Three Years In A Row

    Thursday, November 1, 2018

    Over the last three days, FAA Certification Inspector, William J. Brown from the Honolulu Airport District Office has been conducting the annual certification inspection for the A.B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam, (GIAA). Today, he announced his findings to GIAA management. The results? Zero discrepancies and 100% compliance with 14 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 139, the Airport Certification Manual, and the Airport Operating Certificate

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  • Standard & Poor's Upgrades Airport Credit Rating

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Standard & Poor's (S&P) upgraded the credit rating on the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam's (GIAA) senior-lien general revenue bonds from BBB to a BBB+ with a stable outlook released on September 27, 2018.

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  • GIAA Responds to Alleged Corporate Espionage by former Lotte Executive and DFS

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    September 14, 2018 – “GIAA is aware of recent news reports detailing the criminal indictment of a former Lotte Duty Free executive, Seung-Gyu Lee, who is accused by Korean authorities of revealing Lotte trade secrets to an executive of DFS Group, Andrew Ford, including a copy of the confidential proposal and presentation made to GIAA by Lotte in 2013.

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  • FAA AWARDS $16M FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ARFF FACILITY

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) $16,043,259 Million was awarded for construction of a new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Building.

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  • FAA Awards $4.5M for Seismic Upgrades to Support 3rd Floor

    Friday, August 31, 2018

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) grant funding of $4,474,299.00 for the modification of the terminal building, which includes seismic upgrades and retrofitting of areas, to support the construction of the new International Arrivals Corridor (3rd Floor Project).

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  • GIAA Asks Guam Supreme Court to Expedite Appeal of Amended Judgement Voiding Lotte Contract

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    July 26, 2018 – Tamuning, Guam – Attorneys for the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (“GIAA”) yesterday filed a motion in the Guam Supreme Court to expedite the briefing and appeal of the amended judgment by the Guam Superior Court voiding the Airport’s specialty retail concession contract with Lotte Duty Free.

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  • "STAY" Granted Pending Appeal, Court Refuses to Expand Relief Sought by DFS

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    July 19, 2018 – Tamuning, Guam – On July 16, 2018, the Superior Court of Guam granted a stay in its February 2018 order that voided the Guam International Airport’s specialty retail concession agreement with Lotte Duty Free, as well as removing a portion of the order that required GIAA to abide by the terms of the voided contract.

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  • Guam International Airport Wins Another Award! ATRS Commends Guam International Airport as Most efficient Airport

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    The A.B. Won Pat International Airport’s reputation in the region for excellence was once again enhanced, being voted the “most efficient airport under 10 million passengers”, by the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), as a result of its 2018 Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Report.

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  • Guam Airport Nominated for Two FAA Western Pacific Region 2018 Airport Awards

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    The A.B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam was nominated and shortlisted in two categories by the FAA Western Pacific Region Office at its 9th Airports Conference held June 11-14 in Torrance, California.

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  • GIAA Remembers Local Aviator and Freedom Air Owner Joaquin L. Flores

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    The island lost a pioneer of aviation, a real trailblazer in a challenging industry, and great contributor to regional travel,” GIAA Executive Manager Charles “Chuck” H. Ada II stated, in regard to the passing of Mr. Joaquin L. Flores.

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  • Moody’s Investors Service’s “Credit Negative” Report Highlights GIAA Concerns About Court’s Judgment

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    May 14, 2018 – Tamuning, Guam – On May 11, 2018, Moody's Investors Service issued a report finding that the on-going lawsuit by DFS against GIAA, and specifically Guam Superior Court's February 5 judgment voiding GIAA's $152 million concession contract with Lotte Duty Free Guam, is "credit negative."

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  • GIAA Again Asks Superior Court to Stay Order in DFS Litigation

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    Lotte Agrees to Remain in Airport Pending Outcome of Lawsuit

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  • Temporary Closure of Stairwell to Accommodate 3rd Floor Construction Preparation

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) is advising the public to anticipate the closure of our stairwells that lead from the ground floor to the 2nd floor in the coming weeks.

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  • Airport’s FY’17 Clean Audit Sets "Low Risk Auditee" Third Year in a Row

    Monday, April 2, 2018

    The audited Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Financial Statements of the A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) were presented to and approved by the Board of Directors at its regular meeting of March 22, 2018. Independent auditors, Ernst & Young, issued a “clean” opinion on its compliance report for the Airport Authority’s FY 2017 financial statements and major federal programs.

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  • A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam Opposes Any Further Delay by DFS of Judgement Against Guam Airport

    Monday, February 26, 2018

    February 26, 2018 – Tamuning, Guam – In its latest court filing, DFS Guam L.P. ("DFS") admits that the final judgment granting the relief it ultimately asked for in DFS Guam L.P. v. A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam is actually deeply flawed and bad for Guam.

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  • A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam Appeals Judge's Ruling in DFS Protests Lawsuit

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    February 5, 2018 – Hagåtña, Guam – After over 4 years of litigation, Judge Arthur Barcinas of the Superior Court of Guam granted summary judgment to plaintiff DFS in DFS Guam L.P. v. A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam. The Court ordered that the duty free concession awarded to Lotte Duty Free Guam in 2013 is void. Today GIAA appealed Judge Barcinas’ rulings to the Guam Supreme Court.

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  • A.B. Won Pat International Airport Celebrates 42nd Anniversary

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) will launch its 42nd Anniversary as an autonomous agency of Guam with a Proclamation Signing event with Governor Eddie B. Calvo declaring the Week of January 12 through January 20, 2018, as Airport Week 2018.

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