BAA Boston Announces Opening of New Brookstone Store at Logan Int'l

BAA has also developed Brookstone stores at Pittsburgh International Airport and Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport.


BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2005--BAA Boston announced today that it has added a new Brookstone retail outlet to the AIRMALL(R) at Boston's Logan International Airport.

"Airports represent an important component of our retail growth strategy, and we look forward to making our line of unique, innovative and high-quality products available to even more travelers who fly in, out and through Boston's Logan International Airport," said Robert Padgett, Brookstone spokesperson.

The new location marks Brookstone's third store at Logan and the Company's 41st airport store throughout the country. BAA has also developed Brookstone stores at Pittsburgh International Airport and Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport.

"We have had a huge success with Brookstone stores at our other airports and expect the same to continue at our Boston Logan International AIRMALL(R) location," said Mark Knight, Vice President and Regional Director of BAA USA. "Brookstone has something for everyone and travelers seem to really enjoy their products."

Brookstone sells travel-centered products, such as Brookstone-branded Fom travel pillows and Xpress-Check(TM) luggage. Airport Revenue News (ARN) rated Brookstone stores at Pittsburgh International and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airports as "Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator" in their annual airport concessions poll.

About BAA Boston

BAA Boston, Inc., the developer and manager of the retail program in Terminals B and D/E at Logan International Airport, is a project of BAA USA, an affiliate of BAA plc, the world's leading airport company, who owns and operates seven UK airports, and is rated among the most successful airport shopping complexes, worldwide. BAA USA is the master developer and manager of the retail and food and beverage operations at the AIRMALL(R) at Pittsburgh International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

About Brookstone

Brookstone, Inc. is a product development and multi-channel retail company that operates 293 Brookstone Brand stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico. Typically located in high-traffic regional shopping malls and airports, the stores feature unique and innovative consumer products. The Company also operates a direct marketing business that consists of the Brookstone and Hard to Find Tools catalogs, as well as an e-commerce website at http://www.brookstone.com.

CONTACT: Elias Savion Public Relations Joanne Beardslee, 412-642-7700 KEYWORD: MASSACHUSETTSINDUSTRY KEYWORD: AEROSPACE/DEFENSE TRAVEL AIRLINES TRANSPORTATION CONSUMER/HOUSEHOLD RETAIL COMPUTERS/ELECTRONICSSOURCE: BAA Boston

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