Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 23 May 2015


Zürich Airport commercial turnover dips as strong Swiss Franc effect continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport commercial turnover (net sales to consumers in retail and food & beverage) hit CHF44.5 million (US$47.3 million) in April, down by -1.5% year-on-year. Turnover per departing passenger also fell heavily in the month compared to April 2014. Sales to overseas travellers in the past year have been hit by the sharp rise in the value of the Swiss Franc against other major currencies.

Asia Pacific airlines decline in profitability in competitive market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Asia Pacific carriers have reported a net loss of US$50 million in 2014 as a result of stiff competition, excess capacity and the Asian currency volatility.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

Airports of Thailand non-aeronautical revenues up almost +10% in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

THAILAND. Non-aeronautical revenues, up +9.67% to THB8,855 million (US$263 million), were buoyed by a +12.3% rise in concession revenues during 1H2015.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 165: Hitting new heights at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue Martin Moodie takes a look inside DFS Group’s extraordinary new duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Hong Kong International posts new monthly traffic record in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport reported a record-breaking month in April, with passenger volumes climbing by +8.8% year-on-year to 5.8 million.

New study underlines role of social & digital media for Chinese travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

CHINA. A study conducted this month by m1nd-set underlines the key role that social and digital media play in Chinese travellers’ journeys and shopping decisions.

Asia Pacific and Middle East airports end first quarter strongly

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. Asia Pacific and Middle East airports ended Q1 of 2015 strongly, posting increases of +8.5% and +9.4%, respectively.

World Duty Free Group sales surge but reorganisation costs hit net profit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has posted a +23.4% rise in revenues (+13.1% at constant exchange rates) in the first quarter of 2015, reaching €541.3 million.

Bahrain Duty Free announces +28.5% surge in Q1 profits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex Managing Director Abdulla Buhindi extols a solid early 2015 performance, with profits rising sharply despite a modest increase in revenues.

TAV Airports reports surge in revenue and profits in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

TURKEY. TAV Airports Holding’s net profit surged by +51% year-on-year in Q1 2015, to €31 million, on a revenue gain of +20% to €227 million.

Shopping Centre revenues aid growth at Copenhagen Airports in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/15

DENMARK. Shopping Centre revenue (including duty free, other retail and food & beverage) at Copenhagen Airport climbed by +8.9% year-on-year in Q1 2015.

Chinese international passenger traffic to rise +9.3% in second half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

CHINA. Chinese international passenger traffic is set to outpace domestic traffic in the second half of 2015, even as domestic travel continues to underpin demand.

Europe’s airports post robust passenger traffic in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in Q1 2015, with EU airports outstripping growth at non-EU locations.

Fraport Group retail spend per passenger rebounds in Q1 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport owner Fraport’s Retail & Real Estate division generated revenues of €113.4 million in Q1 2015, an increase of +6.5% year-on-year.

Aéroports de Paris reports surging duty free sales in Q1 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

FRANCE. Strong growth in the duty free business helped Aéroports de Paris report a surge in retail sales per passenger in the first quarter of 2015.

Dufry battles emerging market currency issues in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry turnover jumped by +31.5% in Q1 2015, but the like-for-like figure was down -2.1%, influenced by the devaluation of emerging market currencies.

ARI ‘ahead of schedule’ to double profits, says CEO Jack MacGowan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International (ARI) and parent DAA have revealed annual results, with ARI profits falling from €29.4 million to €18.1 million year-on-year.

Canadian airports post +39% surge in duty free sales in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

CANADA. Airport duty free sales in Canada rose by a solid +39% to hit C$35 million in March 2015, while land border duty free sales fell marginally by -0.3%.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Every week as a service to our readers The Moodie Report updates all the latest passenger traffic statistics from around the world, compiled by Jon Elphick. Like everything we do at The Moodie Report, it’s fast, factual – and free.

Changi Airport posts marginal +0.9% passenger traffic growth in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

SINGAPORE. Passenger movements hit 4.54 million in March, with South Asia maintaining healthy growth in the month and first quarter, led by Thailand traffic.

Shilla turns in strong results as Changi losses ease

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. The Shilla Duty Free posted a +44% increase in consolidated revenues for Q1 with operating profits up by +45.3% despite heavy (though easing) losses at Changi Airport.

Heathrow Airport reports robust Q1 rise in retail revenue

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. Heathrow Airport has reported healthy rises in retail income and net retail income per passenger for Q1 2015, aided by growth in the luxury business.

Pernod Ricard third-quarter sales see uplift from Chinese New Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Sales grew organically by +7% in 3Q 2014/15 (+2% for the nine months), buoyed by a stable performance in China during the Chinese New Year.

Thai international passenger traffic grows over +20% in second quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

THAILAND. International passenger traffic at Thailand’s airports continued its uptrend in the second quarter (January–March 2015), growing +21.17% to 16.4 million.

Abu Dhabi International Airport passenger traffic climbs sharply in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a +21.1% surge in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport in Q1 2015, compared to the first quarter last year.

Chinese travel growth to South Korea 'slows' in March to +21.6%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese arrivals rose +21.6% year-on-year in March, a marked slowdown from the +32.9% and +58.4% increases in January and February.

Fears for retail as China restricts Mainland visits to Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

CHINA. Retailers in Hong Kong, already reeling from a severe downturn in Chinese spending, are dealt a further blow following new government restrictions on Mainland visitors.

Hong Kong International passenger traffic climbs sharply in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport posted a strong increase in March and in Q1, buoyed by healthy transfer and transit traffic.

International tourism generates export earnings of US$1.5 trillion in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Exports from international tourism hit US$1.5 trillion in 2014 – up +7.1% – with China maintaining its ranking as the world’s top spender.

Growth at Asia Pacific airports buoyed by Lunar New Year traffic in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports grew +9.7% – with many growing by double digits – in February, while Middle Eastern airports grew by +7%.

Sustainable profitability remains top priority for retailers and suppliers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

CANADA. The Advantage Group International has unveiled findings from the 2014 Advantage Report – Travel Retail, identifying key retailer/supplier priorities.

Westfield reports soaring sales at Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

USA. The transformation of Chicago O’Hare’s International Terminal (T5) has delivered surging commercial sales growth, according to master developer Westfield.

Frankfurt Airport posts record traffic despite strikes and weather

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 4.6 million passengers in March, up by +2.5% year-on-year; the airport set new traffic records for the month and quarter.

DFS revenues hit by 'currency and geopolitical developments' in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH posted a +16% increase in reported Q1 2015 revenue, but DFS continued to be affected by "a complex situation in Asia".

Gatwick Airport delivers 25th consecutive month of passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. Gatwick Airport handled 2.96 million passengers in the busiest March of its 57-year history, as traffic surged by +9.2% year-on-year.

International passenger traffic maintains healthy growth rate in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased by +6.3% year-on-year in February, driven largely by international volumes (+7.3%), ACI reports.

London Heathrow Airport sets record for March passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport posted its busiest ever March with a record 5.95 million passengers, an increase of +3.4% over the same month a year earlier.

Manchester Airport posts record passenger traffic in financial year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/15

UK. The airport handled 22.32 million passengers during the 2014/15 financial year as it introduced new long haul flights and extra frequencies.

EU airports support European passenger traffic surge in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in February, driven mainly by a +6.2% surge in EU airport traffic.

Canadian duty free sales see positive growth in February 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

CANADA. Both airport and land border duty free sales posted increases in February, growing by +13% and +1% respectively to exceed C$35 million in total.

Gebr Heinemann reveals annual sales, unveils €130 million investment plan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann has reaffirmed its desire to remain independent in a fast-consolidating travel retail sector, and plans to invest €130 million this year.

South Korean duty free surges +21.6% in 2014 on Chinese travel boom

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Soaring Chinese arrivals and spending spurred a +21.6% increase in South Korean duty free sales last year to KW8.3 trillion (US$7.5 billion).

Bengaluru International Airport passes 15 million passenger mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

INDIA. Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has surged through the 15 million passenger mark as its latest financial year draws to a close.

Fashion company Desigual records +16.2% leap in annual turnover

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

Fashion brand Desigual posted €963.5 million in 2014 turnover, driven by women’s fashion and accessories as well as strong sales outside Europe.

Passenger traffic surges at Abu Dhabi International Airport in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

UAE. Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International leapt by +21.5% in February, with Bangkok, London Heathrow, Manila, Doha and Jeddah the leading routes.

Travel and tourism set to boost contribution to global economy in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Travel and tourism's contribution to global GDP will grow by +3.7% in 2015, says the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

Hyderabad International Airport hits ten million passenger mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INDIA. Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has recorded a record high of ten million passengers in its latest financial year, which ends this month.

Middle East & Asia Pacific airports post strong January traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. The regions' airports started 2015 as they left off last year, each posting strong passenger growth, according to ACI Asia-Pacific.