Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 27 March 2015


Bengaluru International Airport passes 15 million passenger mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

INDIA. Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has surged through the 15 million passenger mark as its latest financial year draws to a close.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

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.

Fashion company Desigual records +16.2% leap in annual turnover

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

Fashion brand Desigual posted €963.5 million in 2014 turnover, driven by women’s fashion and accessories as well as strong sales outside Europe.

Passenger traffic surges at Abu Dhabi International Airport in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

UAE. Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International leapt by +21.5% in February, with Bangkok, London Heathrow, Manila, Doha and Jeddah the leading routes.

Travel and tourism set to boost contribution to global economy in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Travel and tourism's contribution to global GDP will grow by +3.7% in 2015, says the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

Hyderabad International Airport hits ten million passenger mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INDIA. Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has recorded a record high of ten million passengers in its latest financial year, which ends this month.

Middle East & Asia Pacific airports post strong January traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. The regions' airports started 2015 as they left off last year, each posting strong passenger growth, according to ACI Asia-Pacific.

Chinese visitor numbers to South Korea soar by +58.4% in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. One in two arrivals to South Korea in February was from China, confirming the extraordinary momentum and scale of the Chinese visitor wave.

Hong Kong Airport traffic posts robust increase in first two months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport climbed by +7.5% year-on-year in the first two months of 2015, to over 10.6 million.

Autogrill revenues dip marginally in 2014 but EBITDA climbs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. A strong showing from Autogrill’s International division (northern Europe, Middle East & Asia) partially offsets weaknesses in other markets.

Dufry turnover hits record high despite currency impact in key markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover hit a new annual high in 2014, climbing +17.5% year-on-year, despite the impact of the strong Swiss Franc.

Gatwick Airport marks two years of consecutive month-on-month growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

UK. Passenger traffic at London Gatwick Airport increased by +7.2% to more than 2.4 million in the month of February, completing 24 months of growth.

Heathrow Airport posts record passenger traffic in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

UK. Strong growth on routes to China and Latin America helped propel London Heathrow Airport to a new record high for passenger traffic in February.

World Duty Free Group posts double-digit revenue rise in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group (WDFG) revenues climbed by +15.8% year-on-year to hit €2,406.6 million in 2014 (+13.7% at constant exchange rates).

China remains number one nationality for tax free shopping spend in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers grew their tax free shopping spend by +18% in 2014, and account for 30% of tax free shopping worldwide, says Global Blue.

Denver Airport sets revenue record for minority-owned concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/15

USA. Minority- and women-owned concessions delivered record revenues in 2014 at Denver Airport, accounting for close to 40% of commercial sales.

Safilo Group revenues cross billion-Euro mark in 2014 financial year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/15

The Italian eyewear company posted €1.18 billion in revenues in 2014, a growth of +5.1%, buoyed by the Americas market and sales of its Polaroid and Smith brands.

EU airports post strong passenger growth in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at European airports climbs by +4.8% in the month as EU airports outperform their non-EU counterparts.

Dubai International posts latest monthly traffic record in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

UAE. Dubai International began 2015 as it ended last year: with a record for monthly passenger traffic. The airport expects almost 80 million passengers in 2015.

Retail delivers solid performance for Vienna Airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport’s Retail & Properties division posted a +2.2% year-on-year rise in revenue in 2014, driven by the shopping and gastronomy business.

Sydney Airport posts robust growth in retail revenues for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has revealed a +5.6% rise in retail revenue for 2014, to A$255.2 million (US$200 million), and high ambitions to drive Chinese traffic.

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.

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.