Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 28 January 2015


DFASS challenge to Denver duty free award dismissed but appeal certain

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/01/15

USA. Round one is over but the battle continues as a DFASS-led alliance vows to pursue its challenge of the Denver duty free contract award to Dufry in court.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Claus Heinemann hails Istanbul victory

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. As Unifree Duty Free and Gebr Heinemann celebrate winning the mega-tender for New Istanbul Airport, we talk to Claus Heinemann about the deal.

Unifree Duty Free captures 'world's biggest' contract at New Istanbul Airport

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/01/15

TURKEY. Unifree Duty Free, in which Gebr Heinemann has a 60.8% stake, has won the 25-year contract to operate all airside retail space at Istanbul New Airport.

Sri Lankan reports of duty free contract annulment wide of the mark

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SRI LANKA. Media reports that Sri Lanka’s new government has cancelled duty free licences at key airports are inaccurate, The Moodie Report can confirm.

DFASS finalises long-term duty free agreement with Vietnam Airlines

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 14/01/15

VIETNAM. DFASS, through its Singapore arm, is understood to have finalised a long-term duty free contract onboard the fast-growing national carrier.

Changi Airport Group reveals four winners for T1 speciality concessions

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 12/01/15

SINGAPORE. Luxury Ventures, Pure Gold Jewellers, Bengawan Solo and LianBee Jeco have captured the latest speciality concessions at Changi Airport T1.

Changi Airport tenders key T1 watch concession and T2 luxury stores

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 24/12/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has issued a tender for its key watch concession at Singapore Changi Airport T1 and for seven luxury goods stores in T2.

Duty Free Americas wins first Brazilian airport duty free contract

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 17/12/14

BRAZIL. Duty Free Americas has been awarded a ten-year contract to operate the duty free concession at Afonso Pena International Airport in Curitiba, Brazil.

Incheon International Airport food & beverage tender draws heavy interest

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 17/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. The food & beverage tender at Incheon International Airport closes on 26 December with the evaluation process beginning soon afterwards.

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

Source: İThe 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.

Kraków Airport tenders commercial space at upgraded international terminal

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 12/12/14

POLAND. Kraków Airport is seeking retail tenants for its newly expanded international terminal this month. The airport is tendering nine airside units and eight airside outlets covering retail categories including duty free. It will tender for other services in January 2015.

Layam-Sakal Group captures latest retail concessions at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/12/14

ISRAEL. Layam-Sakal Group has won the concession to operate two new toy stores plus one children's fashion outlet at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport launches duty free, retail and F&B tenders

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/12/14

USA. The airport is offering 20 packages covering 34 locations across three terminals, including six duty free locations in Terminal D.

Incheon Airport to factor in T2 opening in future duty free financials

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. With Incheon Airport's new T2 due to open in 2018, allowance will be made in the main duty free contracts for any traffic dilution from that point.

Brisbane Airport seeks speciality fashion and F&B for Domestic Terminal

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport Corporation is seeking Expressions of Interest as it begins planning for a redevelopment of the Virgin Australia Domestic Terminal.

Incheon unveils duty free tender; spells out terms and timeline

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. The waiting's over. Let battle commence. And what a battle it could be as Incheon International Airport's eagerly anticipated duty free tender is released.

Copenhagen Airport tenders for taxi services and management system

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 04/12/14

DENMARK. The three-year concession covers an estimated US$108 million in fares and installation of a taxi management system to avoid congestion.

Nice Airport calls for tenders for fashion and hi-tech products

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/12/14

FRANCE. Nice tender process continues apace; the airport authority issues the duty free tender documents, and calls for tenders for fashion and hi-tech products.

Minneapolis-St Paul prepares for major concession programme overhaul

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/12/14

USA. Minneapolis-St Paul Airport aims to launch RFPs covering more than 125,000sq ft of commercial space in two phases next year and in 2017.

D-Day imminent for Incheon International duty free tender

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. Further details have emerged of the licence model for the forthcoming duty free tender at Incheon Airport, likely to be released this week.

Luxembourg Airport to tender duty free and food & beverage contracts

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/12/14

LUXEMBOURG. Luxembourg Airport is seeking partners to operate duty free and speciality retail, plus food & beverage, as it plans a new wave of expansion. The retail and F&B concessions will be tendered separately in a series of packages. A pre-qualification process has just begun, with a deadline for submissions of 9 January.

Saipan duty free tender ruled out as master concession is assessed

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/12/14

SAIPAN. Commonwealth Ports Authority rejects open tender for duty free retailing at Saipan Airport but explores two options for the DFS-held master concession.

Fraport consortium wins bid to manage regional airports in Greece

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/11/14

GREECE. Fraport and partner Slentel will manage 14 regional airports at mainly holiday destinations under a concession lasting up to 50 years.

Incheon Airport duty free tender licence details are announced

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/11/14

SOUTH KOREA. Licence details for Incheon International Airport Corporation's long-awaited duty free tender were announced today by Korea Customs Service.

Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal duty free bids due by end of March

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/11/14

UAE. The delayed duty free tender for arguably the world's most ambitious airport terminal will be released later this week with bids due in by the end of March 2015.

Nice Airport appoints SSP and Relay for food & beverage concessions

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/11/14

FRANCE. The two operators will share around 20 points of sale across both terminals, with new concepts to open early next year in T1.

ATÜ Duty Free signs contract for Salalah Airport master concession

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/11/14

OMAN. The retailer and Oman Airports Management Company have signed a 10-year contract for key commercial activities at the new airport.

King Power (HK) and Adidas capture branded store concessions at Changi T3

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/11/14

SINGAPORE. King Power International, a division of King Power Group (Hong Kong), and Adidas have captured the latest fashion concessions at Changi Airport T3.

Airport property listings service Airportxo launches new website

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Airportxo Solutions Inc., a property and RFP listings service for airports, has recently launched its new website,

Chinese visitors surge as Incheon Airport duty free tender nears

Source: İThe 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.

Global Exchange wins currency exchange tender at Tenerife Airport

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 12/11/14

SPAIN. The foreign exchange operator has secured a five-year concession covering two currency and tax refund outlets at Spain's seventh busiest airport.

Ottawa Airport issues RFP for indoor advertising concession

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/11/14

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority is seeking a partner to operate its seven-year advertising concession within the passenger terminal.

Polish Airports State Enterprise seeks car park operator for Warsaw Chopin

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 07/11/14

POLAND. Polish Airports State Enterprise has issued a Request for Information as it begins the process to select a car park operator at Warsaw Chopin Airport.

IDutyFree Conference underlines dramatic changes in Korean travel retail

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 06/11/14

SOUTH KOREA. The inaugural IDutyFree Conference in Incheon this week highlighted huge upheaval in the country’s travel retail landscape.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to launch key commercial RFPs in December

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/11/14

USA. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will tender more than 30 concessions covering retail (including duty free), service and food & beverage.

King Power Group (HK) and Sky Connection/Shilla JV poised to begin Macau Airport concessions

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/11/14

MACAU. King Power Group (HK) and a JV between The Shilla Duty Free and Sky Connection are set to begin their duty free concessions at Macau International.

Incheon International duty free tender to be issued this month

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 04/11/14

SOUTH KOREA. The long-awaited duty free tender at Incheon International will be issued later this month, with the business split into multiple packages.

Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur issues Nice Airport retail tenders

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/11/14

FRANCE. Today Nice Côte d’Azur Airport issued the retail tenders for Terminals 1 and 2. Bids are due by 15 February 2015; the award decision by 30 March 2015.

Airport Authority invites bids for ‘Hong Kong Concept’ retail zone

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/11/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has issued tenders for new concessions in a ‘Hong Kong Concept’ retail zone, located in the airport’s East Hall.

Dubai Airports seeks F&B partner to operate staff canteens

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/11/14

UAE. Dubai Airports is seeking a partner to fit out and operate staff canteens at Dubai International and related properties, as it upgrades the wider F&B offer.

DutyFly Solutions partners with Blue Air for inflight concession

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 24/10/14

ROMANIA. DutyFly Solutions is to operate the inflight concession for Romanian airline Blue Air from early 2015, marking the concessionaire’s entry into eastern Europe.

WHSmith captures travel essentials concession at new Melbourne T4

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 24/10/14

AUSTRALIA. WHSmith has been named as Melbourne Airport’s travel essentials partner for its new T4 development, with four stores set to open next July.

Auckland duty free decision early 2015 as five vie for prize

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 23/10/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport expects to make a decision on the awarding of its two duty free retail contracts in early 2015, the company revealed today.

Saipan International Airport weighs up next move on duty free concession

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 23/10/14

SAIPAN. Saipan International Airport is weighing up the next move on its master commercial concession, after it received submissions last week from stakeholders.

Tourvest In-flight Retail Services retains Kenya Airways concession

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 23/10/14

KENYA. Tourvest In-flight Retail Services has retained the contract to manage inflight duty free sales for Kenya Airways, following a competitive tender.

AENA rejects World Duty Free Group approach to renegotiate at Madrid

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/10/14

SPAIN. Airport authority AENA Aeropuertos has rebuffed an approach from World Duty Free Group to revisit its duty free concession terms at Madrid Barajas.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders Chinese-themed food stores

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/10/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called a tender for three concessions in the East Hall offering Chinese food & delicatessen items.

Dufry to sign Nairobi concession as final legal obstacle is cleared

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/10/14

KENYA. The national airports authority has confirmed that it will sign a contract with Dufry after a late legal challenge from Suzan General Trading was dismissed.

UPDATED: Dufry signs Jomo Kenyatta International Airport concession

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/10/14

KENYA. As anticipated this morning, Dufry has signed the concession with Kenya Airports Authority to operate over 750sq m of space at the new Terminal 1A.

ACSA issues commercial tenders at George and Bram Fischer airports

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/10/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Airports Company South Africa is seeking operators for speciality retail and food & beverage outlets at the two regional airports this month.