Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 05 July 2015

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Dubai Duty Free and Dubai Airports monitor Air India carry-on restrictions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

UAE. Dubai Duty Free and Dubai Airports react calmly to reports that Air India and Air India Express are tightening restrictions on carry-on baggage, including duty free.

Rafael Echevarne leaves ACI to become Montego Bay Airport CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

JAMAICA. ACI World's highly regarded Director, Economics and Program Development is leaving Montreal for the warmer climes of Jamaica and a key role.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ 2015 is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report’s ‘Dreamstore’ 2015 survey, in which the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category. The annual report provides a real reflection of excellence around the world of travel retail today. Our top-ranked retailers for 2015 are: DFS (spirits), FNA International (confectionery) and LS travel retail ASPAC (fashion & accessories) at Changi Airport, World Duty Free Group (beauty) at Heathrow, Gebr Heinemann (wines) at Frankfurt, Dubai Duty Free (tobacco) and Kappé Schiphol (sunglasses).

AdGroup names Primesight as preferred bidder for Eye Airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

UK. AdGroup has appointed UK Out of Home advertising specialist Primesight as the preferred bidder for its airport advertising operation Eye Airports.

Heathrow recommended for third runway slot but Gatwick vows to fight

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

UK. The Airports Commission this morning recommended that Heathrow Airport be awarded a third runway, but Gatwick Airport insists the battle is far from over.

Helsinki Airport terminal expansion to begin early next year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

FINLAND. Finavia's €900 million development programme will see the terminal building extended in 2016 to include +50% more floor space.

Munich Airport's satellite terminal open for business in April 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

GERMANY. Munich Airport (FMG) and Lufthansa committees have confirmed that the satellite terminal at Munich Airport is scheduled to open in April 2016.

Pandora partners with DFS in major Hong Kong Airport promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

HONG KONG. 'Expore, Dream & Discover' is the theme as Pandora pre-launches its new travel charms in a promotional zone at the Hong Kong gateway.

Perth Airport calls Expressions of Interest for hotel development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

AUSTRALIA. “We are keen to attract responses from strong performing hotel operators with demonstrated experience,” says Perth Airport CEO Brad Geatches.

World Duty Free Group inaugurates new walk-through store in Newcastle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

UK. "WDFG has brought the ‘wow factor’ to Newcastle Airport". That’s the reaction of airport CEO David Laws as the retailer inaugurates its new north-east location.

“A lot more to come”: Auckland Airport’s new duty free chapter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

NEW ZEALAND. Aer Rianta International & LS travel retail Pacific open at Auckland Airport. The Moodie Report's Peter Dowling reports on location.

Dubai Airports tenders staff canteen upgrade at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

UAE. Three outlets are covered in this tender, which closes on 13 July, with a further tender for three more canteens to be announced on 1 July.

Hong Kong Airport tenders multiple books store concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport issues another multi-store tender, this time for its key bookstore concession covering ten locations in T1 & T2

Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens new facility at Changi T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

SINGAPORE. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Lounge Management has launch its new independent lounge at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.

ARI opens The Loop as new duty free era begins at Auckland International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

"Placing the passenger at the heart of the airport retail experience." ARI CEO Jack MacGowan hails the opening of the company's first stores at Auckland Airport.

Cerruti 1881 opens shop-in-shop at King Fahd International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

SAUDI ARABIA. Cerruti 1881 has teamed up with Al Musbah Group for the opening of a 25sq m shop-in-shop at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam.

Dubai Duty Free sponsors 10th annual WTA pre-Wimbledon party

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

UK. Dubai Duty Free was once again the main sponsor of the star-studded Women’s Tennis Association pre-Wimbledon party, held last week.

Heathrow Airport closes Terminal 1 amid infrastructure upgrades

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

UK. Heathrow Airport Terminal 1 closes to passengers this evening after 47 years, paving the way for an extension of T2, which opened in 2014.

LS travel retail Pacific opens Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

NEW ZEALAND. A new era of duty free retailing is underway at Auckland Airport with the opening of LS travel retail Pacific's Aelia Duty Free stores.

Air India tightens carry-on allowances, including duty free, from UAE

Source: Khaleej Times, The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

UAE. Air India and Air India Express enforce carry-on baggage limits, potentially hitting duty free sales. Updated story with reaction from Dubai Airports.

Dubai Duty Free extends Irish Derby sponsorship; racing classic turns 150

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

IRELAND/UAE. Jack Hobbs swooped to capture the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday; the travel retailer has extended its sponsorship of the race until 2017.

Oman Airports issues duty free, luxury retail and food & beverage RFQs at New Muscat International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company has launched Request for Qualifications for its key contracts at New Muscat International Airport.

London City, Heathrow, Cologne-Bonn and Malpensa top ACI league

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

EUROPE. The awards recognise achievement in core activities such as customer service, facilities, retail, security, community relations & environmental matters.

Tokyo Narita Airport gears up for big landside Summer Sale campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

JAPAN. Tokyo Narita Airport is staging a sequence of sales and events in its landside Airport Mall to mark the start of the northern summer.

TripAdvisor launches airport information and review pages

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. TripAdvisor's new dedicated airport pages provide information on airport amenities, including duty free, enabling passengers to leave reviews.

Wondertree gets set to light up Gatwick Airport South Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

UK. Passengers can dine while marvelling at an eight-foot ‘wonder tree’, so named for its illuminated polycarbonate leaves, which constantly change colour

ACI Europe: commercial revenue erosion a challenge for airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

EUROPE. The gradual erosion of commercial revenues is a huge challenge for Europe’s airports, according to ACI Europe Director General Olivier Jankovec.

LS travel retail gives world debut to new Relay concept at Toronto Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

CANADA. LS travel retail North America debuts the revamped Relay concept as it spearheads a 25-store ‘Travel Essentials’ offer at Toronto Pearson International.

LS travel retail opens new-look The Fashion Place at Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

UK. LS Travel Retail UK & Ireland unveils a multibrand store, The Fashion Place, at Glasgow Airport, featuring men's & women's fashion & accessories.

New retail and F&B brands set to open at Washington’s airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

USA. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has revealed the next wave of retail and dining brands that will open at Reagan National and Dulles International.

Sydney Airport's great Terminal 1 transformation gets underway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

AUSTRALIA. “We will deliver a world-class airport experience for passengers,” is the emphatic message from Sydney Airport Managing Director & CEO Kerrie Mather.

ACI offers Airport Retail Concession Management online course

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airports Council International (ACI) is offering its latest course in Retail Concession Management, aimed at airport commercial managers.

ATÜ Duty Free begins operations at Salalah International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

OMAN. ATÜ Duty Free, the joint venture between TAV Airports and Unifree Duty Free/Gebr Heinemann, has opened its first stores at Salalah Airport.

Auckland Airport gets set for new duty free retailing combination

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

NEW ZEALAND. Duty free shopping set for a whole new look at the country's major gateway as Aer Rianta International and LS travel retail Pacific prepare to open.

Belo Horizonte Airport extends F&B tender deadline to November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

BRAZIL. Strong international interest prompts BH Airport to extend the deadline for submissions for its master F&B tender at Tancredo Neves International.

Dufry pops up in style with trio of new stores at RioGaleão Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

BRAZIL. Dufry unveils three adjacent pop-up stores at RioGaleão Airport Terminal 2, branded to MAC, Tommy Hilfiger and Watches & Accessories.

OTG opens District bar concept at Washington Reagan National

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

USA. OTG this week opened a new bar concept called District at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Terminal A, as part of a major development.

Retail and advertising performance buoys Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) retail licences and advertising revenue climbed by +10.8% year-on-year in the 12 months to 31 March.

World Duty Free and Jacob’s Creek host tennis-themed pop-up at Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

Jacob’s Creek brand ambassador and winemaker Rebekah Richardson appears at Gatwick South to promote the brand's Wimbledon sponsorship.

Ever Rich extends art gallery drive to Taichung and Kaohsiong airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

TAIWAN. Ever Rich has extended its drive to promote the art and culture of Taiwan with new initiatives at Taichung and Kaohsiong international airports.

LS travel retail Pacific unveils new Arrivals store at Queenstown Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

NEW ZEALAND. Passengers arriving at Queenstown Airport can now shop at a renovated Aelia Duty Free store twice the size of the previous facility.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport set to issue tenders for T4 concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

USA. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is set to issue tenders for a series of key retail concessions at Terminal 4, covering over 40,000sq ft, in two phases.

Sunil Tuli takes expanded role at King Power Group (Hong Kong)

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Sunil Tuli, Managing Director (Duty Free and Travel Retail) at King Power Group (Hong Kong), has taken on an expanded role at the company.

Asia Pacific and Middle East airports post healthy traffic growth in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports climbed by +9.3% year-on-year in April, with Middle East airports also posting robust growth at +8%.

Cairo Airport Company to launch key commercial tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

EGYPT. Cairo Airport Company this week issues tenders for duty free, speciality retail, food & beverage and pharmacy concessions at Cairo International T2.

Dubai Duty Free prepares to host 150th Irish Derby at The Curragh

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

IRELAND/UAE. Dubai Duty Free is preparing to host the Irish Derby on Saturday, an event that offers a powerful marketing platform for the company.

OTG and Dubai Duty Free join Trinity Forum sponsors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Top travel restaurateur OTG and Dubai Duty Free, the world’s leading travel retailer at a single airport, pledge support to The Trinity Forum.

SSP hails US$298 million F&B contract at Tampa International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

USA. SSP America has hailed the award of a ten-year food & beverage contract at Tampa International, and offered further details on the concepts it will feature.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sydney Airport’s T1 transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In our cover story Sydney Airport General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams talks about the changing face of commercial at Terminal 1.

ACI Europe hits back at major airlines over airport charges claims

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15

EUROPE. “Major airlines already have a free lunch, now they want a free dinner.” So says ACI Europe, reacting vigorously to claims of excessive airport charges.