Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 07 February 2016

DATA ROOM

ACI Europe reports strong passenger traffic growth of +5.2% in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/02/16

EUROPE. Positive momentum created by economic conditions in the Eurozone, low oil prices and loose monetary policy to "persist for most of 2016".

German airports post solid rise in 2015 traffic despite impact of strikes

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/02/16

GERMANY. Germany’s 22 international airports saw passenger traffic climb by +3.9% in 2015, a solid result despite the effect of strike action at key airlines.

Demand for air travel in 2015 strongest in five years, reports IATA

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 04/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased +6.5% last year compared to 2014 with all regions experiencing positive growth, according to IATA.

Norwegian records +9% growth in passengers carried in January

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 04/02/16

NORWAY. Increase in passengers is attributed to international expansion, including continued UK growth, and new domestic flights in Spain.

Shilla IPark Duty Free targets US$1 billion in sales within five years

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. The new Shilla IPark Duty Free will hit US$500 million in first-year sales and US$1 billion in annual sales within five years, says the company.

Tax free shopping slows to +11% in December, according to Global Blue

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Paris terrorist attacks and slowing Chinese demand impacted sales in Europe, but Russians are reversing their decline in spend.

DFS's 2015 business hit by Asian currency & geopolitical issues

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. "DFS continues to experience an uncertain environment in Asia as a result of currency and geopolitical changes," notes LVMH.

Lotte Duty Free plans big extension in Seoul and more Japanese stores

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. As leading travel retailer Lotte Duty Free reveals sales of US$3.9 billion in 2015, the company says it is planning a fresh wave of store investment.

Dubai International retains number one status for international traffic

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/02/16

UAE. Dubai International retained its position as the world’s leading airport for international passengers with annual traffic of just over 78 million in 2015.

UK handed tax free spending boost as Chinese continue to travel

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/02/16

UK/CHINA. Millennials with rising income are driving a growing appetite for luxury goods and travel experiences, according to Global Blue research.

Offshore duty free allowances set to double as Hainan business soars

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 29/01/16

CHINA. As duty free sales on Hainan Island hit US$842 million in 2015, new offshore duty free policies will lift commercial opportunities still further.

Changi Airport posts all-time record for passenger traffic in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/01/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport hit a new annual high for passenger traffic of 55.4 million. There were strong gains in 2015 on routes to Thailand, Vietnam and China.

UK benefits from +37% year-on-year increase in Chinese tourists in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/01/16

UK. Spend was up +4% in the first nine months of 2015 to £435 million, with Chinese visitors spending £2,688 a head on average, according to VisitBritain.

Changi Airport hits new peak of S$2.2 billion in concession sales

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 26/01/16

SINGAPORE. Singapore Changi Airport posted a record S$2.2 billion (US$1.53 billion) in concession sales in 2015, a sharp rise of +8% compared to a year earlier.

Duty Free World Council launches global shopping monitor

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 26/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has initiated a Global Shopping Monitor of duty free shopping trends with research company m1nd-set.

Canadian airport duty free sales surge +16% in 2015, border sales rise +4%

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CANADA. Airport duty free delivered healthy double-digit sales growth in Canada last year; land border sales grew by +4% with a mixed picture by region.

Chinese outbound tourism to reach 200 million mark by 2020, predicts report

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CHINA. CLSA says the outlook for Chinese travel remains “stellar” but growth will slow significantly over the next five years, particularly to Hong Kong.

Chinese travellers’ overseas retail spend hits US$229 billion in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CHINA. China’s outbound tourists spent US$229 billion on shopping in 2015, amid shifts in the mix of key destinations, according to research company GfK.

Shanghai's two airports handle 99 million passengers in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CHINA. As work begins on Shanghai Pudong's US$3.1 billion third terminal, Shanghai Airport Authority reveals sharp growth in passenger traffic in 2015.

Vienna Airport posts annual passenger traffic record in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/01/16

AUSTRIA. Airport handled 22.8 million passengers for a +1.3% year-on-year improvement, with long-haul routes the main driver of growth.

Nestlé ITR adopts brand ambassador strategy to increase sales

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/01/16

Using research insights, Nestlé International Travel Retail has reviewed its staff optimisation programme and reported increased in-store shopper engagement.

IATA warns of developing downward trend in international passenger travel

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. A further slowdown in the Chinese economy has raised concerns that a weakness in Asia is causing a broader decline in passenger numbers.

Munich Airport passenger traffic passes 40 million for first time in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/01/16

GERMANY. Munich Airport posted an all-time high for passenger traffic in 2015, with volumes climbing to 41 million, buoyed by surging long-haul growth.

Strong rise in international traffic drives Sydney Airport to record year

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/01/16

AUSTRALIA. Encouraging news for Sydney Airport's commercial partners as passenger traffic hits a record high in 2015, buoyed by international growth.

Bengaluru Airport traffic surges in 2015; planning for new T2 continues

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/01/16

INDIA. Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport posted traffic growth of +25.2% in 2015; designs for a new Terminal 2 will be finalised this year.

Canada’s land border duty free sales dip in November as airport sales grow

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/01/16

CANADA. Border duty free sales dipped in November but the airport duty free growth trend in Canada continued with a +6% increase over November 2014.

Asia Pacific and Middle East traffic demand remains robust in November

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/01/16

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic climbed by +7% year-on-year in Asia Pacific in November, boosted by healthy growth at many of India's major airports.

Dublin Airport posts all-time high for passenger traffic in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/01/16

IRELAND. Dublin Airport was buoyed by strong double-digit growth in traffic in 2015, aided by surging passenger numbers on European and transatlantic routes.

Global tourist arrivals up +4.4% in 2015 as 50 million more travel

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. World Tourism Organization is also projecting a +4% rise in tourist arrivals in 2016, with Asia Pacific and the Americas leading the way.

Helsinki Airport passes 16 million passenger mark to set annual record

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/01/16

FINLAND. Airport company Finavia said the +3% annual rise in passengers in 2015 was buoyed by strong growth in demand during the final quarter.

Hong Kong International sets new annual high for passenger traffic

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/01/16

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport hit an all-time high for passenger traffic in 2015, of 68.5 million, buoyed by new routes and airlines at the Asian hub.

Duty Free International posts sharp rise in third-quarter revenue & profits

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 15/01/16

SINGAPORE/MALAYSIA. Singapore-listed Duty Free International turned in a strong nine-month performance, buoyed by expansion at KLIA2.

Frankfurt Airport passes 60 million passenger milestone in record year

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 15/01/16

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 61 million passengers in 2015, an all-time high, but there were mixed results for Fraport Group's international portfolio.

Japanese show little Yen to spend in Hawaii but Chinese business picks up

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 15/01/16

USA (HAWAII). Japanese tourism continues to show alarmingly soft spending. But the Chinese business, while still small, picks up.

Paris airports post annual high for passenger traffic in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 14/01/16

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris passenger volumes hit a new record high in 2015, with North America and Middle East routes driving long-haul growth.

Copenhagen Airport buoyed by long-haul traffic growth in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 13/01/16

DENMARK. Healthy growth on long-haul routes helped Copenhagen Airport post a +3.8% rise in passenger traffic in 2015, hitting an all-time high of 26.6 million.

Gatwick Airport sets global passenger record for a single runway airport

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 13/01/16

UK. UK's second-busiest airport records +5.6% year-on-year increase in the number of passengers handled, surpassing the 40 million mark in 2015.

Zürich Airport reveals commercial impact of strong Swiss Franc in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 13/01/16

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport commercial turnover (sales from shops and restaurants) slipped by -1.4% year-on-year in 2015, with a sharp fall in airside sales mainly due to the impact of the strong Swiss Franc.

Strong growth in global passenger traffic continues in November

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 12/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Lower airline fares are spurring demand, according to IATA, but mounting economic risks are a major cause for concern as 2016 begins.

Dubai Duty Free world number one in 2015 for sales at Dubai International

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/01/16

UAE. Dubai Duty Free ranks world leader for duty free sales at a single location, posting revenues of US$1.88 billion at Dubai International.

Incheon International Airport's duty free sales slide by -10% in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/01/16

SOUTH KOREA. Revenues were hit by the devastating impact of the MERS crisis on tourism, and retail disruption caused by a change of concessionaires.

London Heathrow Airport posts annual passenger traffic record in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/01/16

UK. Heathrow Airport traffic hit a record figure of almost 75 million passengers in 2015, buoyed by growth in key markets such as China and the Middle East.

MAG reports strong annual passenger growth at Stansted and Manchester

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/01/16

UK. Stansted posted its busiest year since 2007 with over 22 million passengers, while Manchester's busiest December helped it break the 23 million mark.

EU airport passenger traffic posts healthy growth in November

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/01/16

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at European airports climbed by +4.6% year-on-year in November, buoyed by a healthy performance at EU locations.

Incheon International Airport breaks passenger traffic record in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/01/16

SOUTH KOREA. Airport sees a +8.3% increase over 2014 to 49.2 million passengers, according to a report in the Korea IT Times citing the operator.

UK growth fuels Norwegian’s best ever single year for passenger numbers

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/01/16

NORWAY. Low-cost airline carried 25.7 million passengers in 2015, up two million compared to 2014. Increased long-haul operations played a big part in the growth.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol sets passenger traffic record in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/01/16

NETHERLANDS. Traffic at the Dutch hub climbed by +6% in 2015, and Schiphol Group expects to pass the 60 million passenger mark in 2016.

Miami International Airport shatters annual passenger traffic record

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/01/16

USA. Miami International handled three million more passengers last year than in 2014, at 44 million, while 2016 starts with a single-day record.

Dubai Duty Free Group sales top US$1.93 billion in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 04/01/16

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Group sales from the company's airport retail and leisure operations hit US$1.93 billion in 2015, with fragrances again the best-selling category.

Atlanta Airport makes history with 100 millionth passenger in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 29/12/15

USA. A travelling population around two and a half times that of the world's most populous city has used Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this year.