Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 15 September 2014


We Bought a Zoo author named keynote speaker of Travel Retail Tradeshow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

UK. Benjamin Mee, the man behind the bestselling book and Hollywood movie We Bought a Zoo, will be the keynote speaker of next week's Travel Retail Tradeshow.

Inflight Sales Group and Gate Retail Onboard forge alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. "We believe this partnership could change the landscape of inflight retail," says Inflight Sales Group Managing Director Tony Detter.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Zürich Airport plans US$1.1 billion complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week the trade’s only digital magazine reports on a development that is set to transform Switzerland’s biggest airport.

ISG names Karen Durban-Villeval as Director for Europe and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

HONG KONG. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has named Karen Durban-Villeval to its senior leadership team as Director for Europe and Africa.

The Moodie Online Interview: Tourvest aims to go from good to G.R.E.A.T.

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Martin Moodie speaks to Tourvest In-flight Retail Services CEO Clive Jones about the opportunities, challenges and shortcomings of inflight retail.

Meilan Airport sales surge as Hainan Airlines launches pre-order service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. Meilan Airport Offshore Duty Free Shop sales grew +58.6% in the first half of the year, while a new pre-order partnership is set to boost business in the second half.

Devesh Kuwadekar to leave Qatar Duty Free and join MasterCard Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

QATAR. The much-respected Devesh Kuwadekar is to leave his position as Qatar Duty Free Senior Manager Business Development and Marketing.

Catering and retail revenues slip at gategroup in first half of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Catering and retail revenues at inflight specialist gategroup dipped by -2.9% to CHF743.7 million (US$814 million) in the first half.

Hanse Distribution launches swiss smile dental beauty care range inflight

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

The airline retail supplier has already secured listings for the brand’s Pearl Shine Whitening & Repair Dental Conditioner onboard Swiss, Aeroflot and Virgin Atlantic.

Inflight sales channel remains viable, relevant and profitable, says ISG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Inflight retail remains highly relevant to consumers, says ISG, reacting to criticism of the channel after Delta's decision to halt duty free sales.

Finnair Travel Retail head takes top role at tour operator subsidiary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

FINLAND. Timo Kousa has become Managing Director of Aurinkomatkat Suntours alongside his role as Finnair Travel Retail Managing Director.

FORMIA to offer Crabtree & Evelyn amenity kit onboard SriLankan Airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

FORMIA will offer the airline's Business Class passengers a bespoke, branded tan-coloured canvas pouch containing a selection of Crabtree & Evelyn products.

Airline Retail Conference set to expand to Latin America in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

UK. The Airline Retail Conference (ARC) is expanding to Latin America with the launch of the inaugural ARC Latin America in Mexico City on 27–29 January 2015.

Delta Air Lines suspends inflight duty free programme with DFASS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

USA. Delta Air Lines has abruptly ceased inflight duty free sales, after failing to reach agreement with concessionaire DFASS over restructuring the programme.

Etihad takes 49% stake in Alitalia amid major restructure of Italian carrier

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

ITALY/UAE. Etihad Airways has taken a 49% stake in Alitalia as part of an overall €1,758 million investment to revitalise the Italian carrier's fortunes.

Finnair strikes major inflight duty free deal with Gebr Heinemann

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

FINLAND. Following news of the divestment of its Helsinki Airport retail operations to WDFG, Finnair Travel Retail strikes an agreement with Gebr Heinemann for inflight retail and supply.

Travel Retail Tradeshow reveals confirmed attendees for inflight event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

UK.There are now 24 confirmed exhibitors and 13 concessionaires attending the Travel Retail Tradeshow, which takes place from 16-18 September.

Inflight Sales Group returns to French market with Newrest alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong), in partnership with Newrest Group, has won inflight retail tenders onboard Corsair International and Aigle Azur.

Armed police and fighter jets respond to inflight duty free disturbance

Source: The Guardian; Metro; AOL; The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

CANADA. Dramatic video footage has captured police boarding a Sunwing Airlines plane following a passenger bomb threat triggered by a duty free dispute.

VietJet Air and King Power Traveler celebrate inflight retail launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

VIETNAM. The carrier is celebrating the launch of its first ever duty free service by offering a -30% discount on all purchases made inflight.

Etihad Airways organises donation drive for Abu Dhabi labour camp

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

UAE. As part of the airline’s iVolunteer programme, over 50 volunteers visited one of the UAE’s largest labour camps with gifts and hot meals for the women living there.

Qantas refreshes entertainment offer with launch of QView with oOh! Media

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

AUSTRALIA. Qantas has partnered oOh! Media to launch QView, a 360 degree digital signage and content solution at Qantas Clubs and Lounges in Australia.

Air Canada extends duty free agreement with DFASS Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

CANADA. “DFASS has the unique ability to balance product, price and technology to deliver a powerful inflight duty free programme,” says Air Canada.

Trinity Forum 2014 set to draw blue-chip speakers’ line-up to Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

TAIWAN. An outstanding speakers’ programme is close to finalisation for The Trinity Forum 2014, which takes place in Taipei on 17-19 September.

Etihad Airways to expand international network with six new services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

UAE. The UAE national airline will add new destinations in the first half of 2015, and also offer the first non-stop flight between Abu Dhabi and Brisbane.

Duty Free On Arrival to launch travel retail and allowances info app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. The app informs users of travellers’ allowances and travel retail shopping options across the world in nine languages.

Etihad Airways set to acquire 49% equity stake in Alitalia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14

ITALY/UAE. Etihad Airways is set to acquire a 49% equity stake in Italian airline Alitalia, after the companies agreed the terms and conditions of a deal.

Qatar Airways expands connectivity to Japan with new Tokyo Haneda route

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

DOHA. Qatar Airways underlines its commitment to Japan with a new route launch to Tokyo Haneda Airport and added domestic code share agreements.

Hong Kong Airlines wins DFASS Partnership Performance Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

HONG KONG. Hong Kong wins a newly introduced award from inflight retailer DFASS Group after posting +40% year-on-year growth in QI.

King Power Traveler captures Fiji Airways inflight concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

FIJI. Fiji Airways has signed a full concession contract with Hong Kong-based King Power Traveler for inflight duty free services onboard its international fleet.

Easyjet takes prizes for retail and F&B at AR.Awards 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

UK. The low-cost carrier took top honours last night at the airline retail awards as Rakhita Jayawardena was named Personality of the Year.

Rakhita Jayawardena: 30 years in inflight retail and still going strong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. We talk to inflight retail veteran Rakhita Jayawardena, named Personality of the Year at this week's Airline Retail Conference.

Inflight retailer Dutyfly Solutions names new management team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/14

FRANCE. Inflight retailer DutyFly Solutions has named Philippe Le Goff as Managing Director, while Baptiste Duguit is appointed Sales and Marketing Director.

Emirates Airline and Roger Dubuis partner for charity initiative

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

UAE. Luxury watchmaker Roger Dubuis and Emirates Airline will hold a silent auction of an exclusive timepiece to raise money for the Emirates Airline Foundation.

Novo IVC to unveil new iOS version of SkyPOS software at ARC 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

Novo IVC will be unveiling and demonstrating a new Apple iOS version of its SkyPOS onboard point of sale solution at the Airline Retail Conference 2014.

Airline specialist Alpha LSG launches food website and blog

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/14

UK. Airline catering specialist Alpha LSG has launched a new website and blog, through its newly created Culinary Academy.

Asia Pacific airlines report encouraging passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The region's airlines handled 21 million international passengers in April, up +7.4% over 2013, as demand for leisure travel grew.

Rotary airline range soars in Middle East with new Emirates listing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/14

The Dreyfuss Group brand announces new airline and cruise listings, and expands at airports, as it continues to grow its travel retail presence.

Inflight Service expands pre-order network to Netherlands with Arke

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/14

NETHERLANDS. In a key initiative, Inflight Service will introduce its pre-order concept to the Dutch airline market after striking a deal with TUI Airlines Nederland (Arke).

Tourvest inflight retail division renamed amid management reshuffle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest Duty Free becomes Tourvest In-flight Retail Services as company announces several management appointments

DFASS secures inflight retail franchise on new Taiwanese carrier V Air

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/14

TAIWAN. The leading inflight retailer has signed an agreement to operate the duty free concession on board the carrier, which will launch this year.

Inflight Sales Group captures Tigerair duty free inflight concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/14

SINGAPORE. Leading inflight retail specialist Inflight Sales Group has won the contract to manage budget airline Tigerair's inflight retail business.

Inflight Sales Group makes key management appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/14

ASIA PACIFIC. ISG has named Ivan Giovanni Tassaro and Ekaterina Korolkevich to key roles handling accounts for the Cathay Group and Aeroflot.

Etihad Airways unveils new luxury boutique hotel-style cabins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/14

UAE. The new onboard product and service offering includes contemporary living spaces such as The Residence, a three-room cabin with a personal butler.

Montevideo International Airport secures further air services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/14

URUGUAY. Montevideo operator Puerta del Sur will add more South American and European destinations in coming months as it rebuilds air links to Uruguay.

Hamad International opens; Qatar Airways prepares for 27 May move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/14

QATAR. Hamad International, one of the world’s most eagerly awaited aviation hubs, has welcomed its first flight; Qatar Airways moves its operations there on 27 May.

Etihad Airways celebrates ten years of service from London Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/14

Etihad marked the occasion by partnering with JCDecaux Airport to unveil the Etihad roundabout, which features an array of three models of Boeing 787 aircraft.

King Power Traveler secures four new airline duty free contracts in Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/14

ASIA PACIFIC. King Power Traveler strengthens its inflight duty free portfolio via new contracts with Air Vanuatu, VietJet Air, Solomon Air and Golden Myanmar.

ARC announces new programme to connect airline buyers with exhibitors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

UK. ARC organiser Ink says a Hosted Buyers Programme will provide buyers with free entry and hotel rooms at this year's conference and related networking events.

Etihad Airways in social media drive with Manchester Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

UK. In partnership with Manchester Airport and Manchester City Football Club, Etihad Airways invites participants to sign up via Facebook for a competition.