Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 27 January 2015


Dubai International seizes world number one 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, now the world’s busiest airport for international passengers?

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.

Frankfurt Airport posts record passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 59.6 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +2.6% year-on-year (despite strike-related disruptions) and a new annual record.

Copenhagen Airport passenger traffic posts solid growth in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

DENMARK. Passenger traffic at Copenhagen Airport hit a new record of 25.6 million in 2014, buoyed by healthy growth in long-haul international volumes.

Dublin Airport passenger traffic leaps by +8% year-on-year in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

IRELAND. Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by +8% last year, with European traffic climbing by +5% and transatlantic by +14% year-on-year.

Glasgow Airport records +4.8% growth in busiest year since 2008

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

UK. More than 7.7 million passengers travelled through Glasgow Airport in 2014, after a strong final quarter, with 8 million predicted in 2015.

London Gatwick Airport passenger traffic surges to 38 million in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

UK. London Gatwick Airport recorded its busiest ever year in 2014, hitting 38 million passengers, with a sharp rise in December (+8%) closing the year.

London Heathrow Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport posted record passenger traffic in 2014, to 73.4 million, with strong growth from Latin America, Middle East and East Asia.

Iraq Duty Free posts double-digit sales growth in 2014 despite conflict

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/01/15

IRAQ. Iraq Duty Free has reported a +16% climb in sales in 2014, despite conflict that forced the operation’s closure at Baghdad Airport for several months. Iraq Duty Free is upbeat about prospects for 2015 and is targeting a sales uplift of +25% to +30% due to "increased passenger figures, a growing middle class and new routes agreed by Iraqi Airways".

Asia Pacific airlines record steady growth in demand in November 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. International passenger traffic in the region grew +5.5% to 21.1 million in November 2014, driven by business travel, according to AAPA.

JFK Airport Terminal 4 marks record year with 17 million travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/15

USA. JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 welcomed 17.1 million travellers in 2014 following a terminal expansion including new retail and restaurant offerings.

Passenger traffic posts healthy growth at Europe’s airports in November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by +5.3% year-on-year in November, with EU airports matching the solid growth at non-EU locations.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol hits record 55 million passengers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol handled a record 55 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +4.6% compared to the previous year.

Canadian airport duty free sales surge in November; land border sales fall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

CANADA. Duty free sales at Canadian airports surged by +21% year-on-year in November, while land border sales posted a decline of -5.75% in the month.

Incheon Airport hits US$2 billion world record duty free sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. With its mega duty free tender just 25 days from closing, Incheon International Airport announces annual duty free sales of US$2 billion in 2014.

International passenger growth forecast to top 5% in 2015: Air4Casts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global total passenger numbers could rise by +5% in 2015, according to leading aviation analyst and research company Air4Casts.

Higher & higher: Dubai Duty Free posts record US$1.9 billion 2014 sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/01/15

UAE. Dubai Duty Free has announced record sales of US$1.917 billion (AED6.99 billion) for 2014, representing a leap of more than +7% over 2013.

Incheon International Airport Corp announces record profits for 2014

Source: Korea IT Times; The Moodie Report - 02/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation is set to post record profits of KRW600 billion for 2014 (US$543 million), the company reveals.

Weak Yen hits Japanese spend in Hawaii but Chinese business improves

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/01/15

US (HAWAII). Japanese visitor arrivals to Hawaii rose +1.8% in November but the weak Yen kept spending soft. By contrast, Chinese arrivals and spending surged.

Dubai International posts +4.3% climb in passenger traffic in November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/12/14

UAE. "We are confident of ending the year above 70 million and confirming our position as the busiest international airport," says Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths.

Surging Chinese arrivals sets the scene for Incheon duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitor arrivals rocketed by +66.7% year-on-year in November, following a +57.3% increase in October.

25% discount prompts US$51.7 million Dubai Duty Free shopping spree

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/14

UAE. Over a three-day period Dubai Duty Free recorded 405,407 sales transactions, issued 3,812 pallets of merchandise and sold US$51.74 million of duty free items.

Haikou Meilan Duty Free sales hit US$129 million in first 11 months

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 22/12/14

CHINA. Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Co sales surged by +47% year-on-year in the first 11 months of 2014, driven by store expansion and a wider range of brands.

'Remarkable results': UNWTO predicts record international tourism in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The UN World Tourism Organization expects global tourist numbers to reach 1.1 billion after growth of +4.7% to the end of October.

Tender interest rises as Incheon Airport hits all-time duty free sales high

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport is on course to race past the US$2 billion mark in duty free sales in 2014 after reaching an all-time annual high.

ACI Asia-Pacific airports post +7.3% increase in October passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic in Asia Pacific rose by +7.3% in October while the Middle East posted a +7.6% increase for the month, according to ACI Asia-Pacific.

Hong Kong International maintains robust passenger traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport maintained its healthy traffic growth in November, handling 5.1 million passengers, up by +5.4% year-on-year.

International passenger traffic surges ahead in October, reports ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +6% year-on-year in October, with international traffic surging by +6.3%, ACI reports.

UK tax free spend shrinks to November as top spenders maintain growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

UK. Shopping spend by international visitors declined by -4% in the first 11 months of the year, based on tax refund calculations by Global Blue.

Heathrow Airport records busiest ever November for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

UK. London Heathrow has posted its busiest ever November, with 5.47 million passengers travelling through the airport, an increase of +1.1% year-on-year.

Copenhagen Airport targets traffic record despite slow November growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

DENMARK. Passenger traffic for the year is set to exceed 25 million after growth of +2.4% in November and +6.7% for the year so far.

Frankfurt Airport posts new record for November passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled over 4.4 million passengers in November, up by +2.5% year-on-year and a new all-time record for the month.

Upbeat IATA forecasts surge in airline passenger traffic in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association says passenger traffic will rise +7% in 2015, aided by lower fuel prices and a better global economy.

Manchester Airports Group reports robust growth in half-year results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

UK. Manchester Airports Group has reported a solid financial performance for the six months to 30 September, aided by passenger traffic and commercial growth.

EU airports lead European passenger traffic growth in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/14

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5.5% year-on-year in October, with EU airport growth oustripping increases at non-EU airports.

Airports of Thailand profits slump -25% but duty free performs well

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

THAILAND. A healthy non-aeronautical revenues showing, particularly from King Power International Group's duty free stores, helped alleviate difficult conditions.