Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 24 April 2014

The Moodie Report India

Cochin Airport plots ambitious duty free expansion at new terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

INDIA. Cochin International Airport Ltd has pledged an impressive commercial offer, including 40,000sq ft of duty free space, at its new international terminal.

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.

Delhi Airport opens third outlet for Happily Unmarried brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. Lifestyle and gifting brand Happily Unmarried has opened its third outlet at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3.

Delhi Duty Free opens Victoria’s Secret and Armani Jeans at Delhi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. The Delhi Duty Free joint venture has opened the first Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Delhi T3, in addition to an Armani Jeans outlet.

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.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Special Issue: The Nuance Group IPO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a special issue of The Moodie e-Zine, Nuance President & CEO Roberto Graziani opens up for the first time on the group's planned IPO.

TFWA reveals workshop line-up for Asia Pacific conference in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA has revealed details of four workshops for the first day of the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference, which takes place in Singapore on 12 May.

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.

Frank O’Connell named President of new Duty Free World Council

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

USA. Frank O’Connell, Alberto Motta and Erik Juul-Mortensen have been appointed to key roles in the Duty Free World Council at its inaugural meeting.

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%.

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.

LS travel retail and Travel Food Services roll out Relay brand in India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/14

INDIA. Travel Food Services and LS travel retail ASPAC plan to open nine Relay stores this year at Delhi and Kempegowda International (Bengaluru) airports.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is calling for nominations for the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards with a submission deadline of 18 April.

Shortlist announced for 'The Moodies' digital and social media awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist for 'The Moodies', the second annual airport-specific digital, mobile and social media awards, has been announced.

International passenger traffic at world's airports posts healthy growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, ahead of overall growth of +3.9%, ACI reports.

DFS and Flemingo extend at Mumbai, replace ARI/Buddy in Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/14

INDIA. The DFS/Flemingo partnership has unexpectedly extended its duty free contract to cover the new T2 at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International.

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport set for new Terminal 2 opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/14

INDIA. The new Terminal 2 at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport will welcome its first passengers on Wednesday (12 February).

India to ease tourist access with visas on arrival for most countries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/14

INDIA. The government's plan to introduce visas on arrival for visitors from all but eight countries represents a "golden opportunity" for travel retailers in India.

Middle East and Asia drive global passenger traffic growth in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline passenger traffic climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, the International Air Transport Association has revealed.

Navi Mumbai RFQ heralds landmark Indian airport development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/14

INDIA. The winning bidder will build and operate Navi Mumbai International Airport, a major new hub with planned capacity for 60 million passengers.

Pizza Hut opens second outlet at Delhi International Airport

Source: ©The Foodie Report* - 03/02/14

INDIA. Located in the Terminal 3 Domestic Departures food court, a new Pizza Hut outlet offers the full menu available in the chain's high street restaurants.

Bangalore International launches range of new passenger services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/01/14

INDIA. Bangalore International Airport Ltd boosts its consumer offer with a series of new concepts, including porter and 'meet and assist' services.

Europe and Asia buoyant as tourism arrivals worldwide surge in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tourist arrivals worldwide grew by +5% in 2013, reaching a record 1.087 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Asia Pacific and Europe boosted the figures by posting above-average growth rates. For 2014, UNWTO forecasts +4% to +4.5% growth – above the long term projections of +3.8% to 2020.

Travel F&B group SSP posts solid rise in sales, strong growth in EBITDA

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 17/01/14

UK.Travel F&B specialist SSP Group posts strong EBITDA growth for the year ended 30 September 2013. UPDATED story with comments from CEO Kate Swann.

Middle East and Asia demand drives November airline traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Robust growth in international passenger demand from the Middle East and Asia Pacific sustains airline traffic increases in November.

Ambitious Terminal 2 is inaugurated at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/01/14

INDIA. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport T2 was inaugurated on Friday, with 200,000sq ft of commercial space and a strong Sense of Place.

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji new T2 to be inaugurated on Friday

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/14

INDIA. A red-letter day in Indian aviation approaches as final touches are put to the newly integrated Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Travel Goods outlet opens at Delhi International Airport Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/12/13

INDIA. The first Travel Goods branded outlet has opened at Delhi International Airport T3, offering travel accessories plus a range of Indian gifts and souvenirs.

IATA forecasts profits growth for airline industry as outlook improves

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/12/13

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revised upwards its forecast for airline industry profits in 2013 and 2014.

International tourism numbers post robust growth in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/12/13

INTERNATIONAL. International tourist arrivals grew by +5% in the first nine months of the year, to reach a record 845 million worldwide, according to UNWTO.

Airline passenger traffic to surge +31% by 2017, IATA says

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/13

INTERNATIONAL. World airlines will see a +31% increase in passenger numbers up to 2017, says IATA, with Asia and the Middle East leading growth.

Etihad Airways expands Indian operations with Jet Airways stake

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/13

UAE/INDIA. The ambitious Abu Dhabi carrier will double route frequencies to India in the next year after the first foreign investment allowed in any Indian airline.

International air travel demand maintains acceleration in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/13

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline travel demand posted a healthy year-on-year increase in October, says the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Delhi Duty Free and Lindt unveil Maître Chocolatiers concept

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/13

INDIA. The new counter at Delhi Indira Ghandi International Airport showcases the art of chocolcate making with a design inspired by melting chocolate.

ACI: International passenger traffic climbs by +5% in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/13

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2013, ACI has reported.

LS travel retail posts robust sales growth in Q3 and first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/13

FRANCE. LS travel retail posted a +6.1% rise in net sales year-on-year in the first nine months of 2013, with duty free and food services performing strongly.

New-look Autogrill Group reports stable nine-month F&B revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/13

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill has reported stable revenues for the first nine months in F&B; the now separate travel retail business was driven by healthy UK growth.

Dufry Group accelerates turnover growth with third quarter surge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/13

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry grew its turnover by +14% in the first nine months of 2013 to CHF2,688.7 million (US$2.94 billion), with growth in Q3 of +21% year-on-year.

Global air travel demand continues upward trajectory in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/11/13

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline passenger demand continued to grow in September, underlining the current “positive environment for air travel,” says IATA.

GMR underlines vast commercial opportunities at India’s airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/10/13

INDIA.“Join us and be part of our growth story”. That was the message from GMR's airports division as it hosted partners and brand owners in Cannes last week.

Delhi Duty Free launches ‘Our Price Promise’ promotion at Delhi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/13

INDIA.The activation aims to highlight the competitive pricing of fragrances & cosmetics available at Delhi Duty Free outlets at Terminal 3.

Live and online now: The Moodie Report Print Edition for October 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/10/13

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the biggest and, we believe, best issue of the iPad-compatible, digital version of The Moodie Report Print Edition.

Strong DFS performance buoys LVMH retail arm in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/13

INTERNATIONAL. Sales growth at DFS helped drive a +16% revenue increase at LVMH’s Selective Retailing business group in the first nine months of 2013.

Delhi International Airport extends consumer services with bus operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/13

INDIA. Delhi International Airport Ltd’s commercial team has extended the list of consumer services at T3 by adding a new bus service through Haryana Roadways.

China and India growth boosts Heathrow Airport passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/10/13

UK. Heathrow Airport passenger traffic climbed by +3.4% year-on-year in September, with China and India among the markets delivering strong growth.

Asia Pacific and Middle East drive international passenger traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/13

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic climbed by +6.2% year-on-year in August, driven by double-digit increases in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Big sales boost expected as India raises residents’ Rupee allowance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/13

INDIA. Retailers welcome the +33% increase and urge government to lift its ban on foreign travellers spending Rupees at India's duty free shops.

Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards set to begin in Dubai

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/13

UAE. The annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards event begins this evening at the stunning Atlantis, The Palm venue in Dubai.

ARI celebrates 25th anniversary in style; launches Uisge Beatha charity drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/13

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International (ARI) celebrated its 25th anniversary in superb style with a gala dinner on Friday night, where it gathered business partners, suppliers and senior executives past and present. It took place in the stunning Adare Manor in County Limerick. At the event, CEO Jack MacGowan announced the launch of the Uisge Beatha fund, a charitable drive to raise US$1 million over the next three years to help communities in emerging countries to access water.