Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 09 October 2015


Surge in passenger traffic at Munich Airport continues as records tumble

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

GERMANY. Passenger traffic rises +4% to 31.3 million in the first nine months of the year, with new quarterly, monthly and daily records also set at the airport.

Europe’s airports experience strong passenger traffic growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/15

EUROPE. Average growth of +5.1% is recorded during the month compared to the year-before period, according to the latest ACI Europe traffic report.

Istanbul Atatürk is fastest growing ‘megahub’ airport, says OAG report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dubai, Mexico City, Singapore Changi and Sabiha Gökçen join Istanbul Atatürk in the list of top ten fastest growing ‘megahub’ airports globally.

Spending growth flat in Hawaii but Chinese arrivals increase again

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/15

USA (HAWAII). New record for arrivals is set in Hawaii in August but fails to translate into increased visitor expenditure, with the Japanese tourism market still soft.

Out now: The Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and The S-A-P Group unveil the tenth edition of The Airport Commercial Revenues Study, the acclaimed airport commercial revenues benchmarking study

'Value for money’ key Chinese demand, says Air4Casts traveller survey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

CHINA. UK analyst Air4Casts’ latest quarterly Chinese traveller survey offers the travel retail channel plenty of cause for optimism.

Travel retail wines & spirits shows robust growth in 2014, says IWSR

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

The value of the global travel retail market for wines & spirits climbed by +7.7% year-on-year to almost US$9 billion, according to figures from The ISWR.

AAPA reports sustained growth in international passenger demand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/15

ASIA PACIFIC. A total of 24.9 million international passengers were carried by Asia Pacific airlines in August, a +7.2% increase over the same month last year.

Strong July passenger traffic growth reported in Asia and the Middle East

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. ACI Asia-Pacific says airports in the Middle East recorded growth of +22.3%, while those in Asia Pacific were up +9.9%.

Passenger traffic hits new heights at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/09/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport hit an all-time record for the second month in a row, with volumes reaching 6.3 million in August.

'Astounding' August is a record breaker for Manchester Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

UK. Record month drives sales of 10,777 pairs of sunglasses, 101,189 fragrances and 17,528 bottles of vodka. Plus an awful lot of bikinis and flip flops in suitcases.

Gatwick Airport hits new high for passenger traffic in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

UK. London Gatwick has announced the busiest month in its history with more than 4.53 million passengers travelling through the airport in August.

Heathrow posts busiest month ever for passenger traffic in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport posted its busiest month ever for passenger traffic in August, at 7.33 million, with record daily traffic on 2 August.

International tourist arrivals climb by +4% in the first half of 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. International tourist arrivals grew by +4% year-on-year in the first half of 2015 according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

July ‘a banner month’ for global airport passenger traffic, says ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +7.9% year-on-year in July, making it "a banner month" for aviation, reports ACI.

Strong coffee sales add spark to Network Rail retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

UK. Network Rail’s 18 stations showed a +3.67% rise in retail income for the three months to June 2015, with the business buoyed by surging coffee sales.

Europe’s airports post healthy surge in July passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +6.7% year-on-year in July, with non-EU airports rebounding from several months of weak growth.

Hennessy ranked top IWSR spirits brand with strong travel retail growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Jack Daniel’s, Jameson, Grey Goose and Jim Beam round out the top five in the IWSR World Class Brands list for 2015.

Korean travel retail market to be ‘back by October’ after -63% slump

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. It was short and sharp. And very, very nasty. The latest tourism figures underline the dramatic MERS-related slump in Chinese visitors during June and July.

Gategroup’s first half net loss deepens as turnaround plan is introduced

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SWITZERLAND. Inflight retail and catering specialist Gategroup posts revenue gains of +2.2% for H1 2015, but is hit by a US$90.3 million loss in the period.

Dubai confirmed as world’s busiest airport by international traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI's latest World Traffic Report confirms Dubai as the world's busiest airport for international traffic in 2014, followed by Heathrow and Hong Kong.

First-half duty free income flat for Norwegian airports group Avinor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

NORWAY. Airport group Avinor has reported that sales and rental income from duty free sales climbed marginally in the first half of 2015, compared to H1 2014.

Schiphol Group average retail spend dips in first half amid renovation work

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group revenue from concessions climbed by +4.3% year-on-year in the first six months, but average spend in retail stores fell by -1.6%.

Korean and Chinese arrivals surge to Guam but key Japanese market down

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/15

GUAM. The decline in Japanese visitors eases despite a continued weak Japanese Yen, while solid growth in Korean and Chinese visitors buoys travel retail.

Asian airlines post “robust growth” in international passenger numbers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/15

ASIA. Asian airlines carried 23.7 million international passengers in July, a +6.5% increase year-on-year, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

Pernod Ricard reports drop in full-year profits while sales rebound

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

FRANCE. Pernod Ricard posts a -15% slide in full-year net profit after being hit by a write-down on Absolut vodka; sales grew by +8% after a 2014 decline.

Strong July performance for both airport and land border duty free in Canada

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

CANADA. Airport duty free sales grew by +18% to C$33 million in July, while land border duty free sales rose +12% to C$18 million, reports the FDFA.

Hainan Duty Free sales leap by +45% in first half as expansion looms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

CHINA. Hainan Duty Free sales climbed by +45.6% year-on-year in the six months to 30 June, as Haikou Meilan Airport prepares to unveil its West Gallery extension.

Auckland Airport retail income up +3.9% despite tobacco impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/08/15

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport today reported increased retail revenues for FY2015 despite tobacco regulations cutting the passenger spend rate.

TFWA to host its first dedicated Research Workshop at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

FRANCE. The workshop will present key findings of the association’s most recent research studies, including the TFWA Airport Series and Category Reports.

Asia Pacific and Middle East traffic 'resilient' in June and first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

ASIA PACIFIC & MIDDLE EAST. Airports in Asia Pacific and the Middle East maintained steady traffic growth in June, reporting gains of +4.9% and +6.1%.

Currency fluctuations hit Estée Lauder travel retail revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

USA. Decrease is attributed to the “impact of accelerated orders and softness of some key foreign currencies affecting the mix of travellers and their consumption”.

Duty free prospers as Abu Dhabi Airports posts record HI sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

UAE. Duty free and food & drinks were the standouts but all of the company's commercial activities posted gains despite highly challenging market conditions.

Sydney Airport takes control of T3 and reports robust H1 retail growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport announces a deal to take control of Terminal 3, including retail operations, from Qantas, as it reveals a robust set of half-year figures.

Hawaii's Japanese tourism market soft; Chinese arrivals continue to grow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA (HAWAII). The small but growing Chinese market continues to offer cause for optimism in Hawaii's tourism community. But Japanese arrivals fall again.

Hong Kong International hits new passenger traffic record in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport passenger traffic hit a new high in July, with numbers hitting six million in the month for the first time.

MTR records solid +8.5% commercial revenue increase in first half of 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

HONG KONG. First half revenue from the station commercial businesses reaches HK$2.58 billion (US$333 million) with station retail revenue rising +11.2%.

Airports of Thailand posts strong rise in quarterly concession revenue

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/08/15

THAILAND. Concession revenues, driven by duty free sales, kept pace with a surge in international passenger numbers at Airports of Thailand's airports in Q3.

Shoppers Stop assesses airport retail future after write-down

Source: The Moodie Report; The Hindu Business Line - 14/08/15

INDIA. Shoppers Stop Ltd is assessing the future of its airport retail joint venture with Nuance/Dufry after booking a first-quarter impairment charge.

Bahrain Duty Free posts 'excellent' US$13.8 million first-half net profit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

BAHRAIN. The retailer's net profits surged by +70.2% in the second quarter and by +48.6% in the first six months, largely driven by investment income.

Copenhagen Airport sets monthly record for passenger traffic in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

DENMARK. Travellers seeking to escape an “unsettled” Danish summer drove a +5.1% increase in passenger numbers in July to set the new record.

Frankfurt Airport posts all-time monthly passenger traffic high in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport set new daily and monthly passenger traffic records in July, with volumes climbing by +6.6% to 6.2 million in the month.

Focus on retail boosts Copenhagen’s H1 commercial performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

DENMARK. An enhanced retail and dining offer helped drive a strong non-aeronautical performance at Copenhagen Airport in the first six months of 2015.

Gatwick posts record July traffic as it maintains pressure for new runway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

UK. London Gatwick Airport says traffic growth in the last 12 months puts it "ten years ahead" of Airports Commission forecasts, exposing flaws in its analysis.

Global airport traffic ‘resilient’ in H1 despite external challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in the first six months of 2015, ACI reports.

Key emerging markets help drive strong passenger growth at Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

UK. Heathrow Airport passenger traffic hit new heights in July, buoyed by strong performances from emerging markets such as China and Mexico.

Hamad International’s first year of operations sees passenger boom

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/08/15

QATAR. In its first year since taking over from Doha International as Qatar's hub airport, Hamad International Airport served 28 million passengers, a +23.6% year-on-year increase.

Global airline passenger traffic posts healthy growth in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic among the world's airlines climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in June, with international traffic rising by +5.3%.

International tourism arrivals increase by +4% in early 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Plenty of positives from the latest tourism figures, notably Northern Hemisphere holiday period numbers - the best since the pre-crisis year of 2007.

Fraport Group retail performance rebounds in first half to June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

GERMANY. Higher average passenger spend, the weak Euro and traffic growth combined to deliver a strong retail performance for Fraport Group in H1 2015.