Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 01 May 2016


Sixteen Russian and CIS airlines take part in first ISPY regional event

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

RUSSIA. Inflight Sales Group (ISG), Aeromar and ISPY collaborated for the two-day inflight retail and crew training SkyService event, held in Moscow.

International passenger traffic up +4.5% in Asia Pacific in March

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

ASIA PACIFIC. Airlines in the region carried a total of 24.4 million international passengers during the month as affordable airfares remained available.

ISG partners with Etat Libre d’Orange for new Corsair fragrance range

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group has partnered with Etat Libre d’Orange to offer an “out-of-the-ordinary” range of fragrances onboard Corsair flights.

Tourvest Inflight names Christine Howard as Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest Inflight Retail Services has named former senior gategroup executive Christine Howard as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Plaza Premium Group wins Cathay Pacific lounge contract in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

HONG KONG. The service provider will now operate and manage all of the Hong Kong flag carrier’s First and Business Class lounges at its home airport.

Gatwick launches UK-first connections to fast-growing Chinese cities

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Direct link to Chongqing and onward connection to Tianjin expected to have a significant positive impact on travel retail spend as Chinese tourism rises.

Scorpio keeps watch of inflight presence with Aviator and Daisy Dixon

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

Watch brands Aviator and Daisy Dixon, jewellery from Pierre Cardin and updated travel accessories from Skross will all be highlighted at TFWA Asia Pacific.

Alfa Brands prepares new exclusive inflight products following IAADFS

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

Contracts with international airlines are in the pipeline for Pillitteri Estates Winery and Nishi Pearls as Alfa Brands reaps the rewards of a varied portfolio at Orlando.

Alpha LSG makes five-year commitment to Thomas Cook Airlines cabin crew

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/04/16

UK. Company pledges additional investment following the successful conclusion of the two-day OMG! Conference, Training and Awards event.

Inflight Sales Group secures retail concession with French Blue

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 14/04/16

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group's latest onboard concession with newly launched airline French Blue includes duty free retail and Buy Onboard programmes.

Italy meets Mexico in Formia’s latest airline collaboration

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 14/04/16

Formia has announced that from Summer 2016 it will supply Aeromexico with specially designed Boggi Milano amenity kit bags for business class passengers.

DFASS secures new onboard retail relationship with RwandAir

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/04/16

AFRICA. The Miami company grows in Africa with the launch of an onboard duty free retail programme for expanding Rwandan flag carrier RwandAir.

DFASS launches pre-order service onboard Air Mauritius

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/16

MAURITIUS. “The online duty free shopping is yet another enhancement to our offering and improves service,” says Air Mauritius CEO Megh Pillay.

FORMIA introduces Zero Halliburton cases to present in-flight amenity kits

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/04/16

The guest amenity and hospitality specialist also announces supply agreement extensions with both Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways.

FORMIA takes luxury label Chopard to the OpenSkies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/16

FORMIA has announced a deal to supply Paris-based airline OpenSkies with Chopard amenity kits for its transatlantic business class passengers.

Rodial appoints Scorpio Worldwide as global inflight distributor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

Luxury skincare brand Rodial has announced a partnership with Scorpio Worldwide for the global travel retail inflight distribution of nine of its products.

Mandarina Duck makes debut on Brussels Airlines with FORMIA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/16

Guest amenity specialist FORMIA is now providing two different onboard amenity kits, presented in a Mandarina Duck bag, to Brussels Airlines passengers.

Travel Retail Consortium scores a six at Lord's Cricket Ground event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/16

UK. Iconic sporting venue Lord's Cricket Ground was the location for Travel Retail Consortium's annual day event, which included Alec Stewart as a guest speaker.

DFASS Group wins Royal Jordanian inflight duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/16

JORDAN. Miami-based DFASS promises a “unique programme… appealing to the needs and desires of the Royal Jordanian Airlines customer”.

gategroup posts solid performance in 2015 as five-year plan takes shape

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Inflight Service acquisition furthers gategroup's ambition to offer "the most complete offering in retail on board," says CEO Xavier Rossinyol.

Monarch cabin crew celebrated at OMG! Conference, Training and Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/16

UK. Airline's top salespeople and team of the year among those recognised during an awards ceremony at the third annual OMG! event hosted by Alpha LSG.

Monarch cabin crew to win recognition at Alpha LSG-organised awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/03/16

UK. The third OMG! Conference, Training and Awards will feature brand immersion sessions, workshops and commercially-focused team-building activities.

Helsinki Airport and Finnair to host runway fashion show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/02/16

FINLAND. Seven international designers will present their latest collections at the Match Made in HEL fashion catwalk show at Helsinki Airport on 24 May.

Watch brand Moon extends inflight presence with new listings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/16

Up, up and away: Moon's Uptown collection is now listed on 11 European airlines, with the brand owner in negotiations to secure further international contracts.

Moodie Jobs: Leading North American travel retailer seeks key executives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/16

NORTH AMERICA. A leading travel retailer is seeking senior executives for a number of key roles in North America via The Moodie Report’s Jobs service.

Global airlines urged to adopt a ‘mobile-first’ travel payments strategy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Airlines at risk of losing out on “hundreds of millions” if they fail to make it simple for passengers to make purchases directly from their smartphones.

Dyrberg/Kern and Scorpio add sparkle to Copenhagen Fashion Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/16

The Danish jewellery brand joined forces with Scorpio to preview its Northern Lights Fall collection to customers from Europe and the Middle East.

Inflight Sales Group captures Garuda Indonesia retail contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/16

INDONESIA. Inflight Sales Group wins its latest onboard concession in Asia Pacific with Indonesian national airline Garuda; the contract begins on 1 April.

Korean Air launches A380 service to Heathrow with ‘Duty Free Showcase’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/16

KOREA. A new daily A380 flight between Incheon and Heathrow will feature a showcase area for duty free products, a key sales channel for the airline.

DFASS airline concession partners win big at this year’s ISPY event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. As well as taking home 14 of the available 29 awards, DFASS assisted its partner airlines in a variety of challenges and workshops.

Fraport and Lufthansa join forces to expand digital shopping at Frankfurt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

GERMANY. An online shopping platform for departing passengers is the first to launch at the airport’s lounges, with inflight services to follow later this year.

Norwegian records +9% growth in passengers carried in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

NORWAY. Increase in passengers is attributed to international expansion, including continued UK growth, and new domestic flights in Spain.

Hong Kong Airlines’ delight at capturing ISPY Airline of the Year award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

HONG KONG. Professional training initiatives and the introduction of a Brand Ambassador scheme helped airline scoop one of the top prizes at ISPY2016.

Bath and body brand Seascape Island Apothecary set to take flight

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

Seascape Island Apothecary, distributed inflight by Hanse Distribution, has achieved new product listings onboard airberlin, TUIfly and Austrian airlines.

gategroup closes Inflight Service Group deal - 'the best Buy on Board offering in the industry'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

SWITZERLAND. gategroup Holding closes Inflight Service Group acquisition, boosting EBITDA by US$13 million pre any synergies.

American Airlines partners with JCDecaux for Heathrow advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

UK. Terminal 3 site is the largest advertising opportunity in the JCDecaux Airport portfolio and targets airline’s business and first class passengers.

Mäurer & Wirtz's Baldessarini takes to the skies with new listings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

New listings onboard Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines mark fragrance brand Baldessarini's return to inflight retail after an absence of several years.

Hong Kong Airlines and Cathay Pacific take top honours at ISPY2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Cathay Pacific crew members won both the individual and team inflight sales awards, with Hong Kong Airlines named Airline of the Year.

Passenger numbers on Dublin-London route up +9% to 4.5 million in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

IRELAND/UK. Dublin Airport hails “very strong year” for Europe’s busiest air route – and the second busiest international air route in in the world.

Watch brand Moon goes Uptown in travel retail with new collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

'Sleek and stylish': Moon's new Uptown watch set, priced at £15, is said to be "perfect" for day and night. Included in the set is a matching beaded bracelet.

Rituals amenity kits fly high in Virgin Atlantic Upper Class

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

A new collaboration between Virgin Atlantic and Rituals Cosmetics will see the brand's amenity bags available to all Virgin Atlantic Upper Class passengers.

Connectivity and cabin comfort are key passenger priorities, says survey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Cabin comfort and connectivity are key factors in ensuring airline passenger satisfaction, says the APEX Global Passenger Insight Survey.

SATS forms travel retail joint venture with DFASS in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

SINGAPORE. Singaporean enterprise SATS joins forces through a subsidiary with DFASS (Singapore) to create an ambitious travel retail joint venture.

Hanse Distribution adds new inflight exclusive to Kyutec range  

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

Previewed at last year's TFWA World Exhibition, the inflight exclusive Abdominal Trainer is the latest addition to the Kyutec well-being range.

Alpha LSG strengthens leadership team with two senior appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/16

UK. Alpha LSG names Richard Wood as Managing Director, responsible for its Heathrow operations, and Paul Gurnell as UK Sales and Marketing Director.

DFASS wins design award for Hong Kong Airlines inflight brochure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

HONG KONG. The creative design of Hong Kong Airlines' October 2015 SkyShop brochure wins an international award for inflight concessionaire DFASS.

New data transparency to transform airline ancillary revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Roll out of the ‘New Distribution Capability’ standard will mean increased data sharing and the opportunity to create bundled travel packages.

Strong growth in global passenger traffic continues in November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Lower airline fares are spurring demand, according to IATA, but mounting economic risks are a major cause for concern as 2016 begins.

TUI Group consolidates inflight retail with five-year Gate Retail deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. TUI Group has struck a five-year deal with Gate Retail Onboard to handle inflight retail across its five airlines, with the roll-out of pre-order a priority.

UK growth fuels Norwegian’s best ever single year for passenger numbers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

NORWAY. Low-cost airline carried 25.7 million passengers in 2015, up two million compared to 2014. Increased long-haul operations played a big part in the growth.