Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 25 October 2014

AIRLINES

DutyFly Solutions partners with Blue Air for inflight concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

ROMANIA. DutyFly Solutions is to operate the inflight concession for Romanian airline Blue Air from early 2015, marking the concessionaire’s entry into eastern Europe.

Alpha LSG rolls out OMG! Conference & Awards initiative to more airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

UK. Alpha LSG is rolling out its OMG! Conference & Awards initiative to Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook, with events planned for December and April.

Tourvest In-flight Retail Services retains Kenya Airways concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

KENYA. Tourvest In-flight Retail Services has retained the contract to manage inflight duty free sales for Kenya Airways, following a competitive tender.

Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives to host Cannes airline dinner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/14

UK/FRANCE. Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives are joining forces for the 14th year to host an informal dinner for business partners in Cannes next week.

Global passenger traffic to more than double by 2034 says IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Traffic will grow by +4.1% a year on average to 7.3 billion according to the International Air Transport Association’s first 20-year forecast.

Etihad Airways promotes breast cancer awareness at Abu Dhabi International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/10/14

UAE. The airline mobilises cabin crew to distribute pink ribbons and leaflets, while offering a mobile mammography screening unit for employees and employees’ wives.

m1nd-set launches online forum for passengers and travel retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The consumer research company has developed the forum to facilitate dialogue between travellers and the travel retail industry.

DFASS wins duty free concession for new long-haul LCC NokScoot

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

THAILAND. DFASS has been named the inflight duty free concessionaire for NokScoot, a joint venture between Thai carrier Nok Air and Singapore's Scoot.

International airline passenger traffic maintains solid growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic on the world’s airlines climbed by +5.9% year-on-year in August, the International Air Transport Association has reported.

ISPY2015 gathers momentum following conclusion of Travel Retail Tradeshow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

UK. Airlines and Travel Retail Tradeshow exhibitors have already pledged support to ISPY2015, which takes place on 26-29 January at The Grand Hotel Brighton UK.

Russia and East Europe airline retail event set for Latvia in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

LATVIA. Amber Sky 2015, a travel retail event that gathers East European airlines, suppliers and distributors, will take place in Riga next February.

Asia Pacific airlines grow passenger traffic by +3.4% in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Economic growth on both a regional and global scale boosted carriers last month according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

European Court of Justice rules against airline charges for hand baggage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

The ruling provides a boost to the ETRC's Air Passenger Rights Campaign which advocates the right of passengers to carry airport shopping on-board free of charge.

DutyFly Solutions partnership captures Air Tahiti Nui inflight concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

PACIFIC REGION. DutyFly Solutions and partner Imporlux have captured the inflight concession for French Polynesian airline Air Tahiti Nui, effective 1 October.

Tourvest Inflight Retail Services rewards cabin crew with TASPA programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

SOUTH AFRICA. The international Tourvest Ambassadors and Sales Person Award (TASPA) event is set to take place in Johannesburg in early November.

We Bought a Zoo author named keynote speaker of Travel Retail Tradeshow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

UK. Benjamin Mee, the man behind the bestselling book and Hollywood movie We Bought a Zoo, will be the keynote speaker of next week's Travel Retail Tradeshow.

Inflight Sales Group and Gate Retail Onboard forge alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. "We believe this partnership could change the landscape of inflight retail," says Inflight Sales Group Managing Director Tony Detter.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Zürich Airport plans US$1.1 billion complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week the trade’s only digital magazine reports on a development that is set to transform Switzerland’s biggest airport.

ISG names Karen Durban-Villeval as Director for Europe and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

HONG KONG. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has named Karen Durban-Villeval to its senior leadership team as Director for Europe and Africa.

The Moodie Online Interview: Tourvest aims to go from good to G.R.E.A.T.

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Martin Moodie speaks to Tourvest In-flight Retail Services CEO Clive Jones about the opportunities, challenges and shortcomings of inflight retail.

Meilan Airport sales surge as Hainan Airlines launches pre-order service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. Meilan Airport Offshore Duty Free Shop sales grew +58.6% in the first half of the year, while a new pre-order partnership is set to boost business in the second half.

Devesh Kuwadekar to leave Qatar Duty Free and join MasterCard Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

QATAR. The much-respected Devesh Kuwadekar is to leave his position as Qatar Duty Free Senior Manager Business Development and Marketing.

Catering and retail revenues slip at gategroup in first half of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Catering and retail revenues at inflight specialist gategroup dipped by -2.9% to CHF743.7 million (US$814 million) in the first half.

Hanse Distribution launches swiss smile dental beauty care range inflight

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

The airline retail supplier has already secured listings for the brand’s Pearl Shine Whitening & Repair Dental Conditioner onboard Swiss, Aeroflot and Virgin Atlantic.

Inflight sales channel remains viable, relevant and profitable, says ISG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Inflight retail remains highly relevant to consumers, says ISG, reacting to criticism of the channel after Delta's decision to halt duty free sales.

Finnair Travel Retail head takes top role at tour operator subsidiary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

FINLAND. Timo Kousa has become Managing Director of Aurinkomatkat Suntours alongside his role as Finnair Travel Retail Managing Director.

FORMIA to offer Crabtree & Evelyn amenity kit onboard SriLankan Airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

FORMIA will offer the airline's Business Class passengers a bespoke, branded tan-coloured canvas pouch containing a selection of Crabtree & Evelyn products.

Airline Retail Conference set to expand to Latin America in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

UK. The Airline Retail Conference (ARC) is expanding to Latin America with the launch of the inaugural ARC Latin America in Mexico City on 27–29 January 2015.

Delta Air Lines suspends inflight duty free programme with DFASS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

USA. Delta Air Lines has abruptly ceased inflight duty free sales, after failing to reach agreement with concessionaire DFASS over restructuring the programme.

Etihad takes 49% stake in Alitalia amid major restructure of Italian carrier

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

ITALY/UAE. Etihad Airways has taken a 49% stake in Alitalia as part of an overall €1,758 million investment to revitalise the Italian carrier's fortunes.

Finnair strikes major inflight duty free deal with Gebr Heinemann

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

FINLAND. Following news of the divestment of its Helsinki Airport retail operations to WDFG, Finnair Travel Retail strikes an agreement with Gebr Heinemann for inflight retail and supply.

Travel Retail Tradeshow reveals confirmed attendees for inflight event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

UK.There are now 24 confirmed exhibitors and 13 concessionaires attending the Travel Retail Tradeshow, which takes place from 16-18 September.

Inflight Sales Group returns to French market with Newrest alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong), in partnership with Newrest Group, has won inflight retail tenders onboard Corsair International and Aigle Azur.

Armed police and fighter jets respond to inflight duty free disturbance

Source: The Guardian; Metro; AOL; The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

CANADA. Dramatic video footage has captured police boarding a Sunwing Airlines plane following a passenger bomb threat triggered by a duty free dispute.

VietJet Air and King Power Traveler celebrate inflight retail launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

VIETNAM. The carrier is celebrating the launch of its first ever duty free service by offering a -30% discount on all purchases made inflight.

Etihad Airways organises donation drive for Abu Dhabi labour camp

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

UAE. As part of the airline’s iVolunteer programme, over 50 volunteers visited one of the UAE’s largest labour camps with gifts and hot meals for the women living there.

Qantas refreshes entertainment offer with launch of QView with oOh! Media

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

AUSTRALIA. Qantas has partnered oOh! Media to launch QView, a 360 degree digital signage and content solution at Qantas Clubs and Lounges in Australia.

Air Canada extends duty free agreement with DFASS Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

CANADA. “DFASS has the unique ability to balance product, price and technology to deliver a powerful inflight duty free programme,” says Air Canada.

Trinity Forum 2014 set to draw blue-chip speakers’ line-up to Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

TAIWAN. An outstanding speakers’ programme is close to finalisation for The Trinity Forum 2014, which takes place in Taipei on 17-19 September.

Etihad Airways to expand international network with six new services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

UAE. The UAE national airline will add new destinations in the first half of 2015, and also offer the first non-stop flight between Abu Dhabi and Brisbane.

Duty Free On Arrival to launch travel retail and allowances info app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. The app informs users of travellers’ allowances and travel retail shopping options across the world in nine languages.

Etihad Airways set to acquire 49% equity stake in Alitalia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14

ITALY/UAE. Etihad Airways is set to acquire a 49% equity stake in Italian airline Alitalia, after the companies agreed the terms and conditions of a deal.

Qatar Airways expands connectivity to Japan with new Tokyo Haneda route

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

DOHA. Qatar Airways underlines its commitment to Japan with a new route launch to Tokyo Haneda Airport and added domestic code share agreements.

Hong Kong Airlines wins DFASS Partnership Performance Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

HONG KONG. Hong Kong wins a newly introduced award from inflight retailer DFASS Group after posting +40% year-on-year growth in QI.

King Power Traveler captures Fiji Airways inflight concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

FIJI. Fiji Airways has signed a full concession contract with Hong Kong-based King Power Traveler for inflight duty free services onboard its international fleet.

Easyjet takes prizes for retail and F&B at AR.Awards 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

UK. The low-cost carrier took top honours last night at the airline retail awards as Rakhita Jayawardena was named Personality of the Year.

Rakhita Jayawardena: 30 years in inflight retail and still going strong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. We talk to inflight retail veteran Rakhita Jayawardena, named Personality of the Year at this week's Airline Retail Conference.

Inflight retailer Dutyfly Solutions names new management team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/14

FRANCE. Inflight retailer DutyFly Solutions has named Philippe Le Goff as Managing Director, while Baptiste Duguit is appointed Sales and Marketing Director.

Emirates Airline and Roger Dubuis partner for charity initiative

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

UAE. Luxury watchmaker Roger Dubuis and Emirates Airline will hold a silent auction of an exclusive timepiece to raise money for the Emirates Airline Foundation.

Novo IVC to unveil new iOS version of SkyPOS software at ARC 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

Novo IVC will be unveiling and demonstrating a new Apple iOS version of its SkyPOS onboard point of sale solution at the Airline Retail Conference 2014.