Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 23 April 2014

PASSENGER LOUNGES

Changi named World’s Best Airport by Skytrax; Hong Kong & Heathrow top dining & shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Singapore Changi repeats last year's success at Skytrax's World Airport Awards, being named the world's top airport. Read on for full results.

Plaza Premium opens lounges at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

Plaza Premium Lounge has extended its Indian network with two new pay-in lounges at Kempegowda Airport's International and Domestic Departure terminals.

Atlanta Airport on track to complete three-year concession overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/14

USA. The airport has opened 122 out of 152 new concessions after launching its redevelopment in 2011, with the rest set to open by the end of the year.

Clear Channel and Adlux create global luxury airport advertising network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The agreement creates a combined network of 146 private jet terminals that brands can engage with via a single point of contact.

Plaza Premium Lounge unveils newly renovated Vancouver flagship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

CANADA. Plaza Premium Lounge has reopened its revamped flagship lounge at Vancouver International Airport, hailed as the largest pay-per-use lounge in Canada.

'Spectacular, Sensational, Exceptional': Abu Dhabi Airports unveils tender details

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports calls on retailers and brand owners to “tear up the blue prints” and create a ‘wow’ factor' for travellers at the Midfield Terminal Building.

Bangalore International launches range of new passenger services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/01/14

INDIA. Bangalore International Airport Ltd boosts its consumer offer with a series of new concepts, including porter and 'meet and assist' services.

Abu Dhabi Airports strikes hotel and lounges deal with Plaza Premium

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/13

UAE. Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited will renovate, manage and operate Abu Dhabi International Airport’s hotel and lounges in terminals 1 and 2.

L’Oréal Group Travel Retail signs up as Platinum Partner of The Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/13

THAILAND/INTERNATIONAL. L’Oréal Group Travel Retail is the latest major industry company to become a Platinum Partner of The Trinity Forum, following Mondelez World Travel Retail's recent pledge of support for the event, which will be hosted by King Power International Group of Companies in Bangkok from 26-28 February 2014.

Plaza Premium Lounge celebrates opening of Hong Kong flagship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/13

HONG KONG. Plaza Premium Lounge marked the opening of its flagship facility at Hong Kong Airport yesterday with a cocktail reception and opening ceremony.

Plaza Premium officially opens Asia’s largest pay-in lounge in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/13

HONG KONG. The 24-hour flagship, centrally located in HKIA’s West Hall and measuring 15,000sq ft, is hailed as the largest pay-in lounge in Asia.

Sanya Phoenix Airport issues VIP terminal retail and F&B tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report China* - 01/11/13

CHINA. The opportunity at the Hainan Island airport includes a 215sq m duty paid store, 1,900sq m of F&B space and a 160sq m bar.

Plaza Premium Lounge reveals new website and booking system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/13

INTERNATIONAL. The website has a more contemporary feel and features a new booking system for the network of more than 110 lounges.

Plaza Premium previews Asia’s largest pay-in airport lounge in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/13

HONG KONG. Plaza Premium Lounge has revealed the first images of its new flagship pay-in lounge at Hong Kong International, which opens next month.

Plaza Premium set to make European debut with lounge at Heathrow T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/13

UK. Plaza Premium Lounge is to make its debut in Europe with a pay-in lounge at Heathrow’s new Terminal 2, which is scheduled to open in June 2014.

Plaza Premium extends Indian network with lounges at Bengaluru Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/13

INDIA. Plaza Premium Lounge is to make its debut at Bengaluru International Airport, with two pay-in-lounges in Departures plus a day hotel at the location.

New Tom Bradley International Terminal opens in style at LAX

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/13

USA. The spectacular new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport opened to passengers yesterday. UPDATED STORY.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens new organic airport spa at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/08/13

SINGAPORE. Wellness Spa offers a range of spa treatments using certified organic products by premium organic skincare brand Jasmin Aromatique.

Plaza Premium Lounge celebrates 15 years, sets sights on new hubs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/13

HONG KONG. The company is looking to expand into new airports and open more lounges at existing hubs as it targets 50 new locations by 2015.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company to open new VIP Terminal in final quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/13

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports Company is set to open Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new VIP Terminal in Q4 of this year, run by National Aviation Services.

Plaza Premium Lounge marks anniversary with new HKIA outlet

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/08/13

HONG KONG. Plaza Premium's new flagship lounge at Hong Kong International presents new design, more interactive services and extra facilities.

Belfast International Airport links with Chauntry for parking system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/13

UK. Northern Ireland’s busiest airport is using the Chauntry Parkspace system to sell car park spaces, lounge entry and priority security access.

Pernod Ricard and British Airways open luxury whisky bar at Glasgow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/05/13

SCOTLAND. Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has opened The Glenlivet Whisky Bar and Snug at the British Airways Executive Lounge at Glasgow Airport.

Plaza Premium opens second lounge at Penang International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/05/13

MALAYSIA. Plaza Premium opens a second pay-in lounge at Penang Airport’s International Departure Hall; it already has one in the Domestic Hall.

Munich Airport opens new care and playing area for children

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/13

GERMANY. The new facility offers parents the chance to explore the airport while their children are looked after and entertained.

Plaza Premium opens pay-in lounge at Kuching International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/13

MALAYSIA. Plaza Premium has opened its first lounge at Kuching International Airport, located in the Domestic Terminal directly after security.

Inframérica begins negotiations for key commercial outlets at Brasilia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/13

BRAZIL. Inframérica is entering negotiations for over 50 new retail and F&B outlets at Brasilia Airport to open before the FIFA World Cup in June 2014.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens airport lounge at Kota Kinabalu

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/13

The new pay-in lounge at the Sabah state capital's airport joins six other facilities operated by Plaza Premium Lounge across Malaysia.

Singapore Airlines opens new SilverKris Lounge at Incheon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/13

SOUTH KOREA. The new facility joins 14 SilverKris Lounges around the world open to the airline’s PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite Gold members.

Middle East debut for gategroup with new Al Bateen airport catering facility

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/13

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports Company and gategroup have opened an Executive Gourmet catering facility at Al Bateen Executive Airport.

Virgin Atlantic to launch first 'commercial art gallery in the sky'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/13

UK. The airline looks to boost passengers' inflight retail and entertainment experience with the first in a series of collaborations with famous artists.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens flagship airport lounge at Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/12/12

CANADA. Plaza Premium Lounge has expanded its network in Canada with the opening of a pay-in lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Plaza Premium opens fourth generation pay-in lounge at Edmonton Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/12

Canada. Plaza Premium seeking to provide travellers with a “warming and welcoming ambience” at latest Edmonton lounge.

Vancouver Airport plans new domestic commercial area as WestJet grows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/12

CANADA. Vancouver Airport Authority will issue speciality retail and food & beverage RFPs next year for a new retail corridor between Piers A and B.

Plaza Premium Lounge teams up with Children’s Wish Foundation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/12

Plaza Premium Lounge is launching a fundraising initiative in its Canadian airport lounges in aid of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

Malaysia Airports salutes service excellence among concessionaires

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/12

MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports has saluted service standards among its leading commercial concessionaires with a series of Excellence Awards.

Bangalore Airport issues RFP for lounge and hotel concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/12

INDIA. Bangalore International Airport Limited is seeking interested parties to bid for a series of lounges plus a hotel concession in the extended T1.

Plaza Premium Lounge unveils new airport lounge in Kuala Lumpur

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/12

MALAYSIA. Plaza Premium Lounge Management this week inaugurated what it hails as Malaysia’s largest commercial and pay-in lounge at KLIA.

Mumbai hosts vibrant T2 workshop; revises key duty free RFP terms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/12

INDIA. Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) is this week hosting a workshop for parties interested in the key commercial concessions in the all-new Terminal 2.

GIS targets airport expansion for passenger lounges and services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/12

SPAIN. Gestió i Serveis hopes to persuade more airports its range of passenger services can squeeze revenue from unused terminal space.

Aéroports de Paris posts strong gains in commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/12

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris delivered a fine commercial revenues performance for the first half year, driven partly by strong gains in sales per passenger.

Mumbai tenders T2 destination retail and passenger lounge concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/12

INDIA. Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd today announced two Requests for Qualification for the new Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Ikea creates a ‘democratic airport lounge’ at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/12

Ikea teamed up recently with marketing agency Ubi Bene and Aéroports de Paris to create an innovative lounge area at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

JTI maintains drive to deepen airport and retailer relationships

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/12

JTI Worldwide Duty Free Vice President David Francis talks about premium smoking lounges and tobacco's role in growing the size of the travel retail basket.

Malaysia Airports kicks off F1 season with new retail initiative

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/12

MALAYSIA. As the Malaysian Grand Prix looms, Malaysia Airports has organised a series of activities to boost the retail and food & beverage business at KLIA.

Bacardi and Virgin Atlantic partner to create Grey Goose Loft bar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/09/11

UK. Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Virgin Atlantic have unveiled the Grey Goose Loft bar at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow.

New 'super lounge' opens at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/11

UK. Travel hospitality specialist No.1 Traveller has unveiled its flagship ‘super lounge’ at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3. The lounge introduces a wide range of facilities to all passengers departing from and transferring through T3. Available at independent rates for each service, the facilities include access to the lounge, travel spa, hairdressing, showers and bedrooms. Genevieve Knevitt toured the new operation.

Changi Airport extends Jet Quay contract at CIP Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/11

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group and Jet Quay Pte Ltd have agreed to a three-year extension of the latter’s tenancy to operate the JetQuay CIP Terminal at Changi Airport, effective 1 August. Introduced in 2006, the elite terminal was designed for passengers who want added privacy and personalised services.

Tasa Meng and Johnnie Walker create upscale ambience at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/11

TAIWAN. Tasa Meng Duty Free’s new Johnnie Walker VIP Lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2, which opened this week, brings an elegant, upscale element to the retailer’s offer as new pictures reveal. The retailer and brand partnership aims to promote the “culture of whisky”.

Tasa Meng fosters whisky culture at Johnnie Walker VIP Lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/11

TAIWAN. Tasa Meng Duty Free has opened the Johnnie VIP Lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2, inside the retailer’s ‘The Collection’ area. The lounge will promote the “culture of whisky”, Tasa Meng said. Initial activities will focus on ultra-premium Johnnie Walker Blue Label.