Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 27 February 2015


Passenger traffic growth at Thai airports returns to positive levels

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

THAILAND. Passenger traffic trends continue to improve in Thailand, with international passenger numbers reaching 5.47 million in January, up by +13.69%.

Copenhagen Airport Shopping Centre posts solid revenue rise in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

DENMARK. The increased revenue is a result of record passenger numbers as well as improved food & beverage offerings and speciality shop concepts.

Denver International posts all-time high concessions sales in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

USA. Denver Airport generated more than US$322.8 million in gross concessions revenue in 2014, marking the second consecutive year of record sales.

New Lindt research offers insights into premium confectionery category

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

Insights from the Lindt study include the profile of the premium confectionery shopper and what sets him/her apart from those who choose mass-market brands.

Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi Airport surges over +20% in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

UAE. Passenger movements at Abu Dhabi International Airport continued its strong growth trend in January 2015, with an increase of +20.7% to 1.89 million.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Every week as a service to our readers The Moodie Report updates all the latest passenger traffic statistics from around the world, compiled by Jon Elphick. Like everything we do at The Moodie Report, it’s fast, factual – and free.

Heathrow Airport posts 1.5% rise in net retail income per passenger

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

UK. Heathrow Airport retail income climbed by +2.4% to £503 million in 2014. Income to the airport from duty and tax free operations climbed by +1.6%.

Abu Dhabi Duty Free breaks billion Dirham barrier with +10.5% revenue rise

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/02/15

UAE. Beauty up strongly (40,000 litres of fragrance sold), overall sales up by +10.5%. 2014 was a banner year for Abu Dhabi Airport Duty Free.

TAV Airports posts rise in revenues and surge in net profits for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

TURKEY. TAV Airports has reported a +9% jump in revenue for 2014, with net profits surging by +64%, but duty free spend per passenger dipped in the year.

Washington Dulles posts 11th year of international passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Washington Dulles Airport handled 7.1 million international passengers in 2014, a +1.6% increase year-on-year and the 11th year in a row of growth.

Asia and Middle East traffic grows sharply at Paris airports in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 6.7 million passengers in January, up by +2.1% year-on-year, with above average growth on Asia and Middle East routes.

Strong Swiss Franc hits Zürich Airport commercial performance in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

SWITZERLAND. The impact of the surging Swiss Franc against the Euro continues to hit sales to consumers at Zürich Airport, as the latest commercial figures show.

Bahrain Duty Free posts record profits of US$22.7 million in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free has announced record net profit of US$22.7 million for the year ended 31 December 2014, with sales rising by +7.8%.

Hong Kong International gears up for surge in Chinese New Year traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong Airport is preparing for Chinese New Year, with 650 extra flights planned and Bangkok, Bali and Phuket the most popular destinations.

Passenger traffic posts healthy increase at world’s airports in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airport passenger traffic climbed by +5.1% year-on-year in 2014, Airports Council International (ACI) has reported.

Pernod Ricard first-half sales hampered by later Chinese New Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

H1 sales are up +1% year-on-year (+2% when restated for Chinese New Year), driven by a strong travel retail performance and a "gradual" improvement in China.

Duty free division shines in Hotel Shilla fourth quarter results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Duty free sales surged by +27.1% year-on-year to KRW659 billion (US$0.6 billion), boosted by +39% growth in downtown revenues.

Healthy long-haul traffic growth lifts Frankfurt Airport in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

GERMANY. Solid growth in intercontinental passenger traffic buoyed Frankfurt Airport in January, with Fraport Group airports also posting strong increases.

Heathrow reports busiest ever January with 5.4 million passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

UK. Heathrow Airport has reported its busiest ever January with 5.45 million passengers; Latin American traffic showed the strongest growth among key regions.

International frequencies drive Copenhagen Airport traffic rise

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

DENMARK. Solid growth in international traffic and additional frequencies among leading carriers buoyed Copenhagen Airport passenger volumes in January.

Strong travel retail sales performance buoys Lagardère Services in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

FRANCE. A strong performance from travel retail helped lift Lagardère Services’ net sales by +1.8% in 2014, with the figure hitting €3.81 billion. UPDATED.

Dublin Airport passenger traffic climbs by double digits in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

IRELAND. Almost 1.5 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in January, a healthy +14% increase over the same period last year at the Irish gateway.

Global airline travel climbs strongly against mixed economic backdrop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline travel grew by a robust +5.9% in 2014 compared to 2013, ahead of the industry’s ten-year average growth rate, according to IATA.

Canadian airport duty free sales see strong growth in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/15

CANADA. Canadian airport duty free sales increased by a solid +18% to hit C$322 million (US$257 million) in 2014, while land border sales fell -1.61% during the year.

Luxottica posts net sales of over €7.6 billion in 2014; names new co-CEOs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/15

Luxottica Group SpA has closed 2014 with net sales growth of +5.3% as it announces Adil Khan as CEO Markets and Massimo Vian as CEO Product & Operations.

Passenger traffic posts solid rise at Europe’s airports in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5.4% year-on-year in 2014, with non-EU airports showing robust increases, ACI Europe reports.

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson retains status as world’s busiest airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

USA. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta was the world’s busiest airport in 2014, for the 17th year in a row. Atlanta handled 96.1 million passengers, up by +1.85% on 2013.

Auckland Airport buoyed by North Asian routes in record December

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

NEW ZEALAND. Arrivals from China, Japan and Korea were key drivers of international traffic in December 2014, taking the 12-month total to 7.8 million.

Currency impact and geopolitics dampen DFS performance in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. The LVMH Selective Retailing division, which includes DFS Group, has reported a +7% rise in revenues but a -3% dip in profits in 2014.

Seattle-Tacoma Airport duty free sales climb to US$21 million in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

USA. Duty free sales at Seattle-Tacoma Airport climbed by +27% year-on-year to a record US$21 million in 2014, amid a strong overall commercial performance.

Etihad Airways reports 'strongest operational performance to date'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/15

UAE. The national airline of the UAE carried a record 14.8 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +23%, driven by new destinations and partnerships.

Russia currency crisis hits tax free shopping but Chinese spending grows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

RUSSIA. Russian spend on tax free shopping dropped by -33% in Q4 2014 while Chinese spending continued to grow, says tax refund company Global Blue.

Singapore Changi Airport crosses 54-million passenger mark in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

SINGAPORE. Despite overcapacity issues and depressed yields facing the aviation industry in the region, passenger traffic at Changi grew +0.7% to 54.1 million in 2014.

Dubai International seizes number 1 spot for international passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

UAE. 70.47 million passengers recorded in 2014, 79 million projected in 2015. Is there any stopping the runaway – and runway – success story that is Dubai International?

International tourism rises +4.7% in 2014; +3-4% growth projected in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. Over 1.1 billion tourists travelled abroad in 2014, according to the UNWTO, with 2015 set to be a solid year despite several market challenges.

Abu Dhabi Airport posts record passenger traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

UAE. 20 million passengers passed through the airport’s three terminals in 2014, up more than +20% over the previous year.

‘A high price island’: Zürich Airport adapts to strong Swiss Franc

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport posts an impressive commercial performance in 2014 but it faces huge challenges as the result of the rebased Swiss Franc.

Aéroports de Paris posts record year for passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 92.7 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +2.6% and an all-time high, with Middle East and Asia Pacific traffic key drivers.

Miami International Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

USA. Passenger traffic at Miami International Airport reached 40.9 million last year as the airport added new destinations and eight new airlines.

Rémy Cointreau reports uptick in Rémy Martin sales in third quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

Organic sales decline in Asia Pacific has eased markedly over the past few months, with total 3Q sales reaching €269.1 million and sales of Rémy Martin up +0.4%.

Chinese lead international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

AUSTRALIA. Chinese travellers were the largest contributor to international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014, with volumes surging by +16.4%.

South Korean authorities announce four new downtown duty free licences

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. The licences will be available to all retailers, including the industry giants, newcomers and small and medium enterprises.

UK tax free visitor spend slips in 2014 despite China and Middle East growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

UK. Tax free spending by Chinese and Middle Eastern visitors increased in 2014 but growth was offset by a decline in Russian and Thai spend, says Global Blue.

Hong Kong Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic reached 63.4 million, with a strong year-end buoyed by healthy regional growth from North Asia and Southeast Asia.

Malaysia Airports traffic growth in 2014 affected by airline disasters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

MALAYSIA. Passenger movements grew by a lower-than-expected +4.7% as a result of “the two major unprecedented Malaysia Airlines incidents” during 2014.

Richemont third-quarter sales hit by weak demand in Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. Richemont has posted third-quarter sales of €3.05 billion, with growth in Europe and the Americas offset by a significant decline in Asia Pacific.

Munich Airport records all-time high for passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Munich Airport recorded an all-time high in 2014, hitting 39.7 million, with international volumes making a big contribution.

Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports up +6% in November 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic in Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern airports showed continued moderate growth in November 2014, rising +6.0% and +6.1% respectively.

World Duty Free Group outlines three-year plan; targets €3 billion in sales by 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has outlined a three-year plan based on maximising its existing portfolio, improving profits in Spain and expanding in the USA.

Consumer confidence in Asia Pacific sees marginal decline: MasterCard

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Emerging markets top the latest MasterCard Index, out today, while the developed markets of Northeast Asia see a sharp fall in consumer sentiment.