USA. Fraport is launching six speciality stores at Pittsburgh International Airport this spring.

They will all be located in the Center Core area of the airside terminal.

Passenger traffic is growing at Pittsburgh International and the commercial programme is developing in response.

The 1,050sq ft Timeless Travel will offer a range of watches, bags and accessories from brands such as Michael Kors, Armani, Furla, Prada, Tissot, Fossil, Montblanc and Coach, with new selections arriving monthly. It will open in late February.

Perfectly Plane Fun is a 1,432sq ft interactive play space filled with toys, games and puzzles. It will open in March.

The 561sq ft Candy Shoppe is described by Fraport as a “chic candy boutique”. It offers speciality candy, sweets and treats and opens in March.

Novelty socks are on offer in the 734sq ft Soul Mates, in multiple styles, prints and colours for men, women, and children. The store opens in late March and also offers statement hosiery and essential basics.

Opening on 31 March, the 657sq ft baggallini store features bags and accessories. The business was founded 20 years ago by two flight attendants.

The Galleria allows guests to experience a range of both duty free and duty paid products first hand and features a fragrance bar and other amenities. The 3,561sq ft store will open in March.

Fraport Pittsburgh said its aim was to give travellers “a great experience at the airport”.

“We’re pleased to introduce new concepts that cater to the airport’s growing passenger base and create a vibrant retail experience,” said Fraport Pittsburgh Vice President Cathy Simoni. “Like any retail environment, our programme at Pittsburgh International Airport is dynamic and evolves with consumer tastes and trends. Our focus continues to be on serving the travelling public and giving passengers and guests a great experience at the airport.”

Other recent openings at Pittsburgh International have included Steel City News and Steel City Express news and gift stores.

Allegheny County Airport Authority Chief Commercial Officer Eric Sprys said the airport was expecting “to add even more shopping and dining options in the upcoming year” in response to an increase in passenger traffic.