Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 16 April 2014


Aer Lingus renews inflight retail offer with Boutique launch

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/04/14

IRELAND. The airline has rebranded its inflight offer and added 80 new products to the Boutique range, including several from Irish suppliers.

Inflight Sales Group captures Malaysia Airlines onboard duty free concession

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/04/14

MALAYSIA. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has captured the inflight retail concession for Malaysia Airlines, with the first programme set to launch in May.

FORMIA partners with Japan Airlines and renews Austrian Airlines contract

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Hospitality kits supplier introduces new cosmetics offer for passengers in First Class, Business Class and Economy Class onboard JAL and Austrian Airlines flights.

Etihad loyalty scheme to become separate company amid growth plans

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/04/14

UAE. Etihad Airways is to spin off its customer loyalty programme Etihad Guest as a standalone business, ahead of plans to grow the scheme.

GuestLogix deploys handheld payment system across Flybe fleet

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/04/14

CANADA/UK. GuestLogix’s onboard retail platform is rolled out across the Flybe fleet as part of a five-year partnership with UK airline and travel caterer Skytrac Group.

Major cities set to dominate long-haul traffic by 2032, Airbus forecast

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Routes between 89 cities will account for more than three quarters of long-haul air traffic, according to the company's Global Market Forecast.

New specialist sport-related airlines seek duty free concessionaires

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Lucky Strike and Johnnie Walker Swing are among the golf-themed duty free items being targeted by two new specialist airlines catering to the sector.

Inflight Sales Group and Aeromar capture Aeroflot duty free concession

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 26/03/14

RUSSIA. Inflight Sales Group and its partner Aeromar have captured the inflight duty free concession for leading Russian carrier Aeroflot with start-up in April.

Asia Pacific airlines post solid growth in February passenger traffic

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/03/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Regional airlines handled 19.7 million international passengers in February, a sharp rise on a year earlier aided by Chinese New Year.

New technology company FlyInStyle launches airport concessions app

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 24/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. New technology company FlyInStyle has launched its airport concessions app via the App Store, after a test period.

Chinese carriers, direct routes to drive outbound traffic surge in 2014

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/03/14

CHINA. 15 Chinese airlines are expected to record rapid growth on routes to more than 100 airports in the next six months, according to Air4casts.

Hong Kong Express formalises inflight duty free partnership with DFASS

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/03/14

HONG KONG. Hong Kong Express Deputy CEO Andrew Cowen promises "a bespoke inflight shopping service for our guests" following the airline's tie-up with DFASS.

GuestLogix new image and sub-brands to reflect broader strategy

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/03/14

CANADA. The leading provider of inflight retail and payment technology is hoping to extend its services ‘beyond the cabin’ and across the travel experience.

Etihad reveals record profits, establishes new aviation group

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/03/14

UAE. Etihad Airways today revealed record financial results for 2013, and announced the creation of the Etihad Aviation Group to aid its continued expansion.

Etihad boosts Chinese business with increase in Chengdu flights

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/02/14

UAE. National carrier Etihad Airways to have daily frequency on the Abu Dhabi-Chengdu route from next month, a fillip for onboard and airport duty free sales.

ARC2014: passenger experience and profitable growth possible

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/02/14

SINGAPORE. Passenger experience and profitable growth are not mutually exclusive; value creation is key. That’s the resounding message from ARC14 day two.

Asia Pacific airlines buoyed by 'healthy travel demand' in January

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/02/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Airlines in the region handled 21.1 million international passengers in January, a growth of +8.7%, driven by demand over Chinese New Year.

Brisbane Airport to take control of Domestic Terminal from Qantas

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/02/14

AUSTRALIA. Qantas has agreed to dispose of its long-term lease on the terminal, which will allow Brisbane Airport Corporation to take control of retail space.

Cathay Pacific recognised for inflight offering at Asia-Pacific AR.Awards

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 26/02/14

SINGAPORE. Cathay Pacific was named ‘Best Airline’ in both the inflight retail and food & beverage categories at the Airline Retail Conference gala last night.

ARC2014 Asia-Pacific ends day one with call for further collaboration

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/02/14

SINGAPORE. The conference renewed its focus on the three key themes of innovation, technology and partnership on the opening day of this year's event.

End ‘selective distribution’ to airline retail, says Rakhita Jayawardena

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/02/14

SINGAPORE. Limited distribution by some brands to the airline industry is damaging to industry partnerships, says King Power Traveler's Rakhita Jayawardena.

Ice-Watch sharpens focus on airports as travel retail surges in 2013

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/02/14

With sales volumes in travel retail up +48% in 2013 and a strong presence in the inflight channel, Ice-Watch will further intensify its focus on airports this year.

Stroili adds new inflight listings; seeks to expand airport retail presence

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/02/14

Italian jewellery brand Stroili has added five new airlines to its inflight portfolio of listings and says it is looking to partner with more airport retailers in 2014.

Max Williams to leave Tourvest Duty Free for Big Retail role

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 14/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. Max Williams will leave Tourvest at the end of the month to head up new company Big Retail, managing AirAsia’s retail operations.

Chinese New Year drives January traffic growth for Cathay Pacific

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 13/02/14

HONG KONG. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried 2.5 million passengers last month, up +9.3% year-on-year, boosted by Chinese New Year timing.

British Airways launches new A380 route with sky-high fashion show

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/02/14

BA's new London to Johannesburg route is launched with Harrods via a fashion show of top British designers, including Jenny Packham and Matthew Williamson.

Conflicting regulation threatens passenger rights, warns IATA

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/02/14

SINGAPORE.The head of the International Air Transport Association has voiced growing aviation industry concern that poor regulation may harm passenger rights.

Middle East and Asia drive global passenger traffic growth in 2013

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 07/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline passenger traffic climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, the International Air Transport Association has revealed.

Tourvest group names Judi Nwokedi as Chief Operating Officer

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 06/02/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Leading tourism to travel retail company Tourvest has appointed Judi Nwokedi as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board Member.

European Parliament votes in favour of 'one-bag rule' abolition

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/02/14

EUROPE. The European Parliament has voted in favour of a draft law requiring airlines to allow travellers to carry airport shopping on board, among other rights.

Alpha LSG opens £10 million catering facility for London Heathrow

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 04/02/14

UK. The UK joint venture by Alpha Flight Group and LSG Sky Chefs has launched Premium Kitchen, which will cater for around 24,500 flights annually.

British Airways to extend pre-order service with onboard ordering

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 04/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The airline and concessionaire Tourvest Duty Free enhance the new pre-order service after encouraging business since its launch.

Ryanair makes Q3 loss despite strong ancillary revenue growth

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 04/02/14

IRELAND. The low-cost carrier blamed its third-quarter loss on a fall in the average price of fares and the weakness of the Pound against the Euro.

Etihad Airways in talks over potential investment in Alitalia

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/02/14

UAE/ITALY. Etihad Airways looks set to make an investment in Italian carrier Alitalia, after entering the final phase of a due diligence process.

Inaugural OMG! Awards honour Monarch Airlines cabin crew

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 30/01/14

UK. A major awards event closes a two-day conference for Monarch Airlines' cabin crew and management, organised by the carrier's partner Alpha LSG.

Asia Pacific airlines record solid 2013 international passenger traffic growth

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/01/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines said the +6% growth in international passenger traffic was helped by recovering economies around the world.

DFASS brings in Anthony Fletorides to head up European operations

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/01/14

EUROPE. With its concession set to commence with Virgin Atlantic in April, DFASS has taken on the former Tourvest Duty Free Chief Merchandise Executive.

TRT concludes ISPY2014 with optimism for the future of inflight retail

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 23/01/14

UK. “ISPY is a perfect example of what can be achieved when we all…work together for the overall good and future of inflight retail,” says Travel Retail Training.

Bottega celebrates ISPY Awards recognition for Gold sparkling wine

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/01/14

The Best Buy Onboard Product award at last week's Inflight Sales Person of the Year Awards was the ninth international recognition for Bottega Gold.

DFASS hails Air Canada crew members’ ISPY Awards success

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/01/14

CANADA. The concessionaire congratulates two Air Canada flight attendants who scooped major prizes at the ISPY Awards last week.

Alpha LSG launches Monarch crew awards and training programme

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/01/14

UK. Alpha LSG is introducing what it calls "a pioneering new training programme and awards scheme" for Monarch Airlines. It begins with a major crew awards event.

easyJet named Airline of the Year at ISPY Awards 2014

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/01/14

UK. The Inflight Sales Person of the Year event culminated on Friday with a gala awards ceremony recognising airlines and crew members from around the world.

Tourvest Duty Free names Clive Jones as its new Chief Executive

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 17/01/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest Duty Free, the inflight retail services arm of leading tourism group Tourvest, has named Clive Jones as its new Chief Executive.

Hong Kong Airlines and DFASS launch SkyShop inflight programme

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 16/01/14

HONG KONG. Hong Kong Airlines and DFASS launched their new inflight duty free programme, SkyShop, in Hong Kong today. The Moodie Report was on hand.

Inflight Service snaps up retail and F&B onboard Norwegian Air Shuttle

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 16/01/14

NORWAY. Inflight Service extends partnership with Norwegian Air Shuttle to all onboard and pre-order duty free & food as Gate Retail Onboard exits.

ISPY speakers call for innovation and better airline cooperation

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 16/01/14

UK. The inflight retail industry must innovate, embrace technology and foster closer relationships between stakeholders, said speakers at the annual ISPY event.

Middle East and Asia demand drives November airline traffic growth

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 14/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Robust growth in international passenger demand from the Middle East and Asia Pacific sustains airline traffic increases in November.

Biman Bangladesh awards inflight duty free contract to King Power Traveler

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 12/01/14

BANGLADESH. King Power Traveler HK gains an important duty free concession after securing a new contract with ambitious Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

China Sales Group breaks with ISG; goes it alone for inflight purchasing

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/01/14

CHINA. China Sales Group, the Hong Kong-based inflight duty free supplier and partner to several Chinese airlines, is now purchasing directly from brands.

Airline partnerships drive record traffic for Etihad in 2013

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 06/01/14

UAE. Organic growth, new codeshare partnerships and investments in other airlines helped Etihad Airways increase traffic to almost 12 million passengers.