Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 24 April 2014


The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

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.

Abu Dhabi International posts double-digit surge in Q1 traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi International posted a +15.1% year-on-year surge in traffic during Q1, with Manila, Bangkok, Jeddah, Doha and London the top destinations.

Strong Chinese growth helps drive Sydney Airport traffic in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

AUSTRALIA. Surging growth in Chinese passengers helped Sydney Airport’s international traffic to climb by +4.9% year-on-year in the first quarter.

Delhi Duty Free sales to grow by double digits in 2014, says ARI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INDIA. Sales at Delhi Duty Free are forecast to grow by at least +12% year-on-year in 2014 to “well in excess of €100 million”, according to ARI.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid growth in first-quarter passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris passenger traffic grew by +3.6% year-on-year in the first three months of 2014, hitting a total of 20.1 million passengers.

Chinese share of South Korean tourism market doubles in five years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. Five years ago, Japanese visitors accounted for 41.8% of arrivals to South Korea. That figure has now halved as Chinese tourism booms.

Munich Airport posts record passenger traffic in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

GERMANY. Munich Airport posted record passenger traffic in Q1 2014, with the figure of 8.5 million a marginal increase on the same period in 2013.

China and Taiwan markets drive passenger volumes in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

HONG KONG. March passenger volumes at Hong Kong International climbed by +2.9% year-on-year, with Mainland China and Taiwan the biggest growth markets.

Heathrow traffic dips; Dubai poised to take its number one status

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. "The UK will soon no longer have the world’s number one airport for international traffic." Heathrow Airport admits Dubai's surging growth will soon overtake it.

Chinese tourists lead spending on tax free shopping in Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

A strong appetite for designer brands and UK-made items are driving Chinese spending on tax free shopping in Manchester, according to Global Blue.

Copenhagen Airport posts record passenger traffic for March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport handled 1.98 million passengers in March, a rise of +4.8% year-on-year and a new traffic record for the month.

Frankfurt Airport Q1 traffic shows solid growth despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +2% year-on-year in Q1 2014 to 12.1 million – despite the impact of two one-day strikes in the period.

DFS starts year strongly in Hong Kong as LVMH posts solid revenue growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH hails an excellent start at DFS Group’s Hong Kong International Airport concessions but notes the impact of the weakened Japanese Yen on sales.

Asia Pacific visitor arrivals to maintain strong growth to 2018, says PATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Visitor arrivals to the Asia Pacific region are projected to surge by +6.5% a year to 670 million in 2018, says the Pacific Asia Travel Association.

New terminal, new routes drive Bengaluru Airport traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

INDIA. New domestic and international routes and enhanced facilities, including the opening of Terminal 1A last year, helped drive annual traffic at Bangalore.

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

Source: ©The 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.

US international traveller numbers surge +9% in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

USA. Outbound travel by US citizens grew faster in January than in the previous 12 months, according to the US Department of Commerce and Air4casts.

Abu Dhabi International posts double-digit surge in passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport has posted a +15.6% surge year-on-year in passenger traffic during February, and forecasts another record year.

Asia Pacific airlines post solid growth in February passenger traffic

Source: ©The 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.

Chinese maintain luxury watch demand: World Watch Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/14

Ahead of Baselworld 2014, the annual report by Digital Luxury Group shows that emerging markets continue to dominate the demand for luxury timepieces.

Changi Airport sees marginal decline in February passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/14

SINGAPORE. Passenger traffic at Changi Airport declined by -0.2% to 4.11 million in February 2014, due to Lunar New Year falling in late January this year.

International traffic at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi declines by -12.7%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/14

THAILAND. International passenger traffic at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport continued to decline in February 2014, falling -12.7% to 3.09 million.

Zürich Airport reports solid retail and F&B revenue growth on stable traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/14

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport has reported a solid commercial performance in 2013, driven by healthy growth in retail and food & beverage operations.

Munich Airport reports stable profits and revenues in challenging 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

GERMANY. Munich Airport posted revenues and profits in 2013 on a par with 2012, with passenger traffic growing only marginally year-on-year. UPDATED.

Toronto Airport concession revenue boosted by retail and F&B moves

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

CANADA. Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has reported a +3.6% rise in concession and rental revenues for the year ended 31 December 2013.

Chinese New Year timing boosts Asia Pacific airport traffic in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Boosted by the timing of Chinese New Year, airports in Asia Pacific and the Middle East posted +10.7% year-on-year growth in January traffic.

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

Source: ©The 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 International Airport traffic shows early year leap forward

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport climbed by +2.1% year-on-year in February and by +6.6% in the first two months of 2014.

Hawaii tourism spend decline continues as arrivals hold steady

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/14

USA (HAWAII).Total visitor arrivals for January remained on a similar level to the month last year, but visitor spend declined by -4.7% to US$1.37 billion.

Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2014 survey launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Airports which submit data to the ACRS 2014, the industry's respected annual benchmarking survey, will receive a free copy of the report.

Dufry posts +7.8% rise in EBITDA for 2013; revenue increases by +13.3%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

SWITZERLAND. Despite a heavy increase in Brazillian concession costs, Dufry maintains solid profits growth. Read on for full results.

Frankfurt Airport passenger traffic climbs +1.8% in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport welcomed 3.7 million passengers in February, bringing growth for the first two months of 2014 to +2.7%

Chinese passenger traffic surges at Heathrow Airport in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/14

UK. Heathrow Airport handled 4.9 million passengers in February, up +1% on the same month last year, with passengers from China surging by +14.8%.

European airports record promising traffic growth in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/14

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at the region’s airports grew by +6.3%, according to ACI Europe, with Istanbul Atatürk overtaking Schiphol as third busiest.

Fraport reaches €4 retail revenue per passenger milestone in Q4 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/14

GERMANY. A drive towards the €4-mark, reached in the last quarter but not the full year, was aided by recent retail investments at Frankfurt Airport.

Tallink Group shop and restaurant sales dip amid passenger decline

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

ESTONIA. Tallink Group retail and F&B sales dipped by -2% year-on-year in 2013, hitting €507.3 million, amid a fall in traffic on Finland-Sweden routes.

Chinese and Russians lead tax free spending worldwide in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers spent +20% more on tax free shopping year-on-year in 2013, and Russians +13% more, according to tax refund group Global Blue.

Global passenger traffic demand looks robust for first half of 2014

Source: Air4Casts - 04/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Demand for international air travel will continue to grow sharply in the first half of 2014, according to aviation analyst Air4casts.

Etihad reveals record profits, establishes new aviation group

Source: ©The 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.

Luxottica delivers record year, travel retail turns in strong performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/14

Luxottica Group delivered record net sales and profits in the year ended 31 December 2013, with the travel retail division (sales +25.3%) making a strong contribution.

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

Source: ©The 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.

Vienna Airport retail arm posts marginal growth in 'challenging' 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport’s Retail & Properties division delivered revenue growth of +1.4% year-on-year in 2013, as traffic numbers declined.

Dubai International posts record monthly traffic figures in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/14

UAE. Dubai International posted record passenger traffic of 6.4 million in January, with the figures boosted by seasonal holidays and the Dubai Shopping Festival.

Suvarnabhumi sees continued international traffic decline in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/14

THAILAND. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport has posted a -4.35% decrease in international passenger numbers for January as political protests escalate.

Sydney Airport attracts 11 Expressions of Interest in duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/14

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has attracted 11 responses to the company's call for Expressions of Interest in its duty free tender, announced earlier this month.

UNWTO supports Qatar as it reveals new tourism growth strategy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/14

QATAR. The organization voices support as Qatar launches a new tourism strategy ahead of the opening of the new Hamad International Airport.

ASUR reports strong year as Cancún drives passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

MEXICO. The airport group has posted solid commercial growth in 2013, driven by traffic increases and new openings across its portfolio of nine Mexican airports.

Copenhagen Airports’ concession revenues dip amid duty free revamp

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

DENMARK. Concession revenues from Copenhagen Airports’ Shopping Centre dipped by -1% in 2013, as a duty free refurbishment hit concession income.

Changi Airport posts +6.3% increase in passenger traffic for January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/14

SINGAPORE. January passenger traffic reached 4.6 million, driven by double-digit growth to and from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Changing Heathrow traffic mix hits net retail income per passenger

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/14

UK. Heathrow Airport’s net retail income posted a solid increase in 2013, but growth slowed in the key figure of net retail income per passenger in the year.