Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 18 December 2014


UNWTO predicts record number of international tourists in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The UN World Tourism Organization expects global tourist numbers to reach 1.1 billion after growth of +4.7% to the end of October.

Tender interest rises as Incheon Airport hits all-time duty free sales high

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport is on course to race past the US$2 billion mark in duty free sales in 2014 after reaching an all-time annual high.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

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.

ACI Asia-Pacific airports post +7.3% increase in October passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic in Asia Pacific rose by +7.3% in October while the Middle East posted a +7.6% increase for the month, according to ACI Asia-Pacific.

Hong Kong International maintains robust passenger traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport maintained its healthy traffic growth in November, handling 5.1 million passengers, up by +5.4% year-on-year.

International passenger traffic surges ahead in October, reports ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +6% year-on-year in October, with international traffic surging by +6.3%, ACI reports.

UK tax free spend shrinks to November as top spenders maintain growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

UK. Shopping spend by international visitors declined by -4% in the first 11 months of the year, based on tax refund calculations by Global Blue.

Heathrow Airport records busiest ever November for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

UK. London Heathrow has posted its busiest ever November, with 5.47 million passengers travelling through the airport, an increase of +1.1% year-on-year.

Copenhagen Airport targets traffic record despite slow November growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

DENMARK. Passenger traffic for the year is set to exceed 25 million after growth of +2.4% in November and +6.7% for the year so far.

Frankfurt Airport posts new record for November passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled over 4.4 million passengers in November, up by +2.5% year-on-year and a new all-time record for the month.

Upbeat IATA forecasts surge in airline passenger traffic in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association says passenger traffic will rise +7% in 2015, aided by lower fuel prices and a better global economy.

Manchester Airports Group reports robust growth in half-year results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

UK. Manchester Airports Group has reported a solid financial performance for the six months to 30 September, aided by passenger traffic and commercial growth.

EU airports lead European passenger traffic growth in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/14

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5.5% year-on-year in October, with EU airport growth oustripping increases at non-EU airports.

Airports of Thailand profits slump -25% but duty free performs well

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

THAILAND. A healthy non-aeronautical revenues showing, particularly from King Power International Group's duty free stores, helped alleviate difficult conditions.

Retail and advertising revenues buoy Airport Authority Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

HONG KONG. Strong growth in commercial concessions revenue buoyed Airport Authority Hong Kong’s performance in the six months to 30 September.

Singapore Changi Airport buoyed by strong South Asia traffic in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

SINGAPORE. Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport grew +1.9% to 4.49 million last month, with traffic to and from South Asia rising +14% on-year.

World Duty Free Group shares rebound amid merger speculation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

SPAIN. The retailer’s share prices has surged by more than +14% over the past ten days, with media speculation prompting a sharp hike late last week.

Dubai Duty Free sales hit US$1.53 billion in first ten months of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free has reported sales of US$1.53 billion for the first ten months of 2014, and is pushing towards annual turnover of US$1.9 billion.

Global airports report strong passenger traffic growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Middle East and Africa recorded the biggest increases as growth accelerated in August, Airports Council International reports.

UK tax free spend down in October as Russian turmoil hits sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

UK. Russian visitors are no longer among the ten biggest tax free shopping nationalities in the UK, according to tax refund company Global Blue.

Gatwick Airport retail improvements boost spend as traffic surges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

UK. Passenger traffic grew by +8.0% in the six months to 30 September as recent investments across both terminals drove income per passenger higher.

Airport Commercial Revenues Study generates strong industry response

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. We bring you some snapshots from ACRS 2014, published by The Moodie Report and The S-A-P Group, which offers insights into non-aeronautical revenue performance at airports.

Aviation sector adds US$26.7 billion to Dubai economy in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

UAE. Companies including Emirates airline, Dubai Airports and Dubai Duty Free will grow aviation's GDP contribution to 37.5% by 2020, claims Oxford Economics.

Chinese visitors surge as tourist arrivals rebound in Thailand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

THAILAND. A +6.14% increase in total visitor arrivals in October is the first monthly growth since January following a period of political turmoil.

Hong Kong International Airport passenger volumes leap in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport climbed by +7.4% year-on-year in October, with visitor and transfer numbers surging ahead.

LS travel retail stands out for Lagardère over first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

FRANCE. Travel retail turned in a strong performance for French media-to-retail group Lagardère for the first nine months, helping offset difficult conditions elsewhere.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid retail revenue growth in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris’ retail revenue climbed by +3.2% year-on-year in the first nine months, with a strong performance from duty paid activities.

Asia Pacific passenger traffic maintains solid growth rate in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific’s airports climbed by +5.1% year-on-year in September, ACI Asia-Pacific reports, with Middle East airports up +9.3%.

Autogrill Group posts marginal decline in nine-month revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill Group consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2014 hit €2,868.6 million, down by -0.9% year-on-year.

Chinese visitors surge as Incheon Airport duty free tender nears

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitor numbers soared by +57.3% for the first nine months, paving the way for a blockbuster duty free tender at Incheon International Airport.

Copenhagen Airport heads for new annual record as October traffic climbs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport handled 2.3 million passengers in October, up +7.1% year-on-year, as the Nordic hub targets 25 million in the full year.

Emirates heads off unprecedented challenges to deliver growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

UAE. The Dubai-based airline’s profit increased by +8%, and passenger traffic by +8.4%, despite external difficulties in the first half of the fiscal year.

Frankfurt Airport passenger traffic climbs in October despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +1.4% year-on-year in October to 5.5 million, despite the impact of a pilots' strike during the month.

Traffic spur drives strong nine-month sales at Bahrain Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

BAHRAIN. A +10.83% passenger traffic gain at Bahrain International Airport has driven +8.6% growth in sales for Bahrain Duty Free, reaching US$54.9 million for the nine months.

WHSmith Travel sales climb by +7% in first ten weeks of financial year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

UK. Sales at WHSmith’s Travel division climbed by +7% (+2% like-for-like) in the first ten weeks of the financial year, the group reported today in a trading update.

€217 billion global luxury market growth slows in 2013, reports EY

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Last year was the first time since 2009 that growth in the global luxury market dipped below double digits according to the consulting firm.

Gatwick highlights growth as UK public mulls airport expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/14

UK. The airport has noted strong growth in October as the Airports Commission launches its public consultation on airport expansion in London.

Heathrow Airport delivers busiest October for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport recorded its busiest ever October with a total of 6.32 million passengers, an increase of +0.4% on October a year earlier.

Asia Pacific liquor market set for long-term growth, says The IWSR

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

Wines and spirits market analyst The IWSR predicts that Asia Pacific will benefit from the biggest sales volume increases of any region over the next five years.

European airport passenger traffic posts solid increase in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/11/14

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +3.9% year-on-year in September, with the gap in growth between EU and non-EU airports closing.

TAV Airports reveals record profits in first nine months of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/11/14

TURKEY. TAV Airports Holding has posted a +52% surge in net profit for the first nine months, with the duty free business recovering from a slow start to 2014.

Canadian airport duty free sales continue strong growth in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14

CANADA. Airport duty free sales continued to grow strongly, rising +24% to C$30 million in September, while land border duty free sales fell -2.3% to C$12.5 million.

Frankfurt Airport retail performance dips sharply in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14

GERMANY. Fraport Group today reported a -2.7% dip in retail revenues for the first nine months of 2014 to €141 million, with per passenger spend also down.

Retail and F&B performance buoys Copenhagen Airport results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

DENMARK. Healthy growth in retail and in particular food & beverage boosted Copenhagen Airports’ non-aeronautical performance in the first nine months.

Downtown sales surge drives Shilla to new quarterly record

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/14

SOUTH KOREA. The Shilla Duty Free’s sales soared by +14.5% for the three months ended 30 September to KW699.7 billion (US$0.65 billion) – an all-time record.

Dufry maintains revenue and EBITDA growth momentum in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group’s turnover climbed by +9% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2014 (+12.4% at constant exchange rates) to CHF2,930.9 million (US$3 billion). The increase came through a combination of organic growth and the consolidation of Nuance since September. CEO Julián Díaz said: “2014 has been a year of many challenges and great achievements. Having executed well in many of the projects, we now focus our efforts on the integration and generation of synergies in the Nuance acquisition.”

International tourism shows continued strength despite challenging conditions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. International tourism "continues to grow above expectations despite rising global challenges”, says UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai.

Heathrow Airport posts solid increase in retail revenue in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/14

UK. Heathrow Airport’s retail income climbed by +2.8% to £371 million in the nine months ended 30 September; duty free revenue was up by +3.3%.

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.

Airport promotions are missing the mark, new consumer research shows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

INTERNATIONAL ICLP has revealed new research highlighting the opportunity in providing tailored and targeted communication of retail promotions.