Port Authority Probes Food Prices At NYC Airports

The City reports:

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey officials said Thursday that the bi-state agency’s new inspector general will examine whether OTG — the company that runs concessions at Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty — or any other airport concessionaires are violating guidelines that only allow them to charge up to 10% more than “street pricing.”

The agency last year adopted a “street pricing plus 10%” policy on existing and future concessions agreements at airport gateways, saying the percentage was tied to minimum-wage increases in 2018 for thousands of airport workers.

But OTG outlets aren’t the only ones whose prices appear to test the limits on the 2020 pricing guidelines, THE CITY found. At a Hudson News shop at JFK’s Terminal 1, a 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water went for $3.69 — in contrast to the $1.75 price for that same item at a deli across from Jamaica Station.

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