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Weekly analysis:
» Spotlight on 2008 global airport passenger numbers
Main news:
» Ryanair baggage rules set to hit travel retail
» Delhi International Airport's grand ambition
Data room:
» Japanese outbound travel falls sharply in 2008
» Munich Airport sets annual passenger record
Retail & Business News
Abu Dhabi Airport ‘A new dimension’ for Abu Dhabi Airport as stunning new Terminal 3 opens for business
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) opened Abu Dhabi International Airport's new Terminal 3 earlier this week with a stunning upscale retail offer that will clearly rank in the highest echelons of the business worldwide. The terminal also conveys a striking Sense of Place. "We mixed luxury with tradition and hope you will feel that," said ADAC Chairman Khalifa Mohamed Al Mazrouei in an interview with The Moodie Report. Read

Delhi International Airport Delhi tender meeting outlines principles, passion and partnership as world-class airport aspirations are unveiled
At a packed gathering of over 250 industry executives this week, Delhi International Airport Limited unveiled its commercial ambitions for the new Terminal 3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport. It was an occasion high on principles of quality, passion and partnership that augurs well for T3's commercial prospects and ultimate consumer experience. Read
LVMH LVMH posts +4% growth in 2008; retail contributes to solid year-on-year performance
DFS Group's revenues increase slightly amid a solid year-on-year performance from LVMH's Selective Retailing arm; as a group LVMH records +4% revenue growth and a +2% rise in profits from recurring operations. Read

Frankfurt Hahn Fraport withdraws from “loss-making” Frankfurt-Hahn Airport; new lead shareholder makes commercial development a priority
Fraport Group confirms the sale of its 65% stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to the state government for a symbolic price of €1; the government says it will drive commercial growth at the airport by expanding the terminal and developing the land around it. Read

Christchurch Airport Christchurch International set to unveil terms of ambitious airside commercial development
Christchurch International Airport has unveiled a US$5 million airside retailing redevelopment that will fully revamp the Departures environment, establish a walkthrough duty free store and more than double the space for Arrivals duty free. Read

Perth Airport New brand names and Arrivals duty free expansion at the heart of Perth Airport's ambitious redevelopment
An expansion of Nuance's Arrivals duty free store is among the big commercial projects planned at Perth International Airport early in 2009, as a major terminal redevelopment continues; the airport also plans to seek Expressions of Interest from new concessionaires as it grows its retail business. Read
Bahrain Duty Free

ARI-ME reacts cautiously as Bahrain anti-liquor drive gains impetus
Aer Rianta International-Middle East (ARI-ME), which manages Bahrain Duty Free, has reacted cautiously to a parliamentary vote to ban alcohol sales at Bahrain International Airport. While the vote needs Cabinet approval to become law, the issue has potentially major repercussions for jobs and revenues at the airport, says ARI-ME Managing Director John Sutcliffe. Read

Other news:

» Changi Airport tenders T1 news & books concession
» Michael Edwards strikes online partnership with Hearst Magazines
» APTRA to lead vital workshop at TFWA Asia Pacific
» 'Duty Free Paris' fashion & accessories joint venture is born

» Toulon-Hyères calls tender for duty free/duty paid unit
» The Moodie Report Month in Pictures – December 2008
» IAADFS alters schedule for Duty Free Show of the Americas
» Lagardère Services Asia Pacific opens five HUB Convenience stores

The Moodie Report – Airline News
Ryanair Ryanair rolls out restrictions on hand luggage; confirms airside purchases must be part of one-bag carry-on allowance
Passengers on Ryanair flights across Europe will be forced to pack duty free purchases into a single item of hand luggage under new rules governing carry-on items imposed by the airline; the rules are being rolled out across Ryanair's network now, and could have a major impact on travel retailers. Read
Food & Beverage and Travel-Related Commercial Revenues
YO! Sushi YO! Sushi Launches new YO! Breakfast concept at London Heathrow Terminal 3
Japanese-themed restaurant YO! Sushi launches its new 'YO! Breakfast' concept at Heathrow Terminal 3 on 9 February; it says it aims to create an original offer catering to the tastes of early morning travellers. Read
HMSHost HMSHost broadens F&B options at LAX with opening of Gladstone’s seafood restaurant
HMSHost has unveiled the first airport location of popular Malibu Beach seafood restaurant Gladstone's 4 Fish at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 3. Read
Heathrow Ba 5 "Bringing glamour back to air travel": New arrivals create a stir at Heathrow’s Bar 5
Heathrow Terminal 5's Bar 5 has launched a new bar menu aimed at emphasising the premium feel of the Diageo and World Duty Free joint venture. With over 50 high-class spirits on offer, World Duty free says the partners are aiming to "bring the glamour back to air travel". Read
Changi Airport Singapore Changi Airport calls tenders for key speciality coffee concessions at Terminal 2
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has called tenders for two brand name western speciality coffee concessions at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2. Read
JCDecaux JCDecaux taps into luxury opportunity with major advertising drive at HKIA
On-airport advertising concessionaire JCDecaux has launched a series of eye-catching new units at Hong Kong International Airport, designed to tap into the strong attraction of luxury brands at the location. Read
EYE Media specialist EYE remains upbeat about passenger growth at Singapore Changi
Despite the economic downturn airport media specialist EYE remains positive about the prospects for passenger growth at Singapore Changi Airport this year; it says that the strong Singapore Dollar, liberalisation of air travel and the ASEAN Open Skies policy will boost traffic at the regional hub. Read
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Brand Showcase
Marc O'Polo Marc O’Polo makes its mark in Paris with Aéroports de Paris/Nuance joint venture
Premium casual fashion brand Marc O’Polo this week opened a 50sq m corner at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2D, in partnership with the Nuance/Aéroports de Paris joint venture; the brand’s next airport venture will be at Cologne/Bonn Airport, also with Nuance. Read
Coty Coty welcomes spring with new fragrances from Calvin Klein and Sarah Jessica Parker
Coty Prestige has unveiled three new spring launches, from its Calvin Klein Euphoria, Davidoff Adventure and Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely fragrance franchises. All will be available in travel retail worldwide from March. Read
Russian Standard Russian Standard vodka strikes distribution agreement with Maxxium for Southeast Asia
Maxxium South East Asia will distribute Russian Standard vodka's portfolio of brands in nine regional markets: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines. This distribution agreement covers both domestic and travel retail. Read
Porsche Design Porsche Design and Adidas introduce Spring/Summer 2009 Sport Collection
Adidas and Porsche Design have teamed up to introduce the new Spring/Summer 2009 Porsche Design Sport Collection featuring a wider range of apparel, footwear and accessories in five sports-related categories. Read
Texier Texier brings its springtime look to travel retail
Texier unveils its Spring/Summer 09 collection of brightly coloured bags, accessories and small leathergoods, along with several items specially designed for ground shop and inflight operators. Read
Estée Lauder Estée Lauder enters anti-ageing Time Zone
Estée Lauder has this month introduced a new anti-ageing moisturiser into travel retail. Time Zone Line and Wrinkle Reducing Creme SPF15 is claimed to take more than ten years off the look of consumers' skin, in just four weeks, by targeting and measurably reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Read
Bobbi Brown
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Bobbi Brown
Makeup manual
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Malta opening
Idesa Parfums
Molton Brown
Inflight Service
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Custo Barcelona
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Chocolat Frey
Set to tempt
Conway Stewart
Dandy heritage
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People News
Suredj Autar Suredj Autar joins GMR Group in key commercial role
Highly regarded industry executive Suredj Autar has been appointed to a leading commercial and marketing role at powerful airports company GMR Group, effective 1 February; Autar will report to GMR Group Chairman – Airports Kiran Kumar Grandhi. Read
Qian Liqin Qian Liqin, key figure in commercial development of Beijing Airport, leaves for senior role at sister company
Beijing Capital Airport Commercial & Trading Co Ltd Chairman Qian Liqin, a key figure in the rapid expansion of commercial activities at Beijing Capital International Airport, is leaving his post in late February. He will join sister company Guizhou Airports Group as Vice Chairman. Read
Nicola Blanchard Golden Kaan makes senior appointment
Nicola Blanchard will join South African wine producer Golden Kaan as Sales Director Europe from mid-February 2009. She will succeed Marco Lustenberger and report to Golden Kaan Managing Director Marian Kopp. Read
World Duty Free World Duty Free enhances recruitment quality with ResourceBank
Ever since World Duty Free partnered UK-based outsourcing company ResourceBank on the staff recruitment for London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, the travel retailer has seen related costs reduced by a quarter, higher retention rates, and an increase in the percentage of candidates accepting the job positions offered – from 70% to 95%. Read
Data Room
Dubrovnik Airport Dubrovnik Airport posts +8% increase in duty free sales in 2008 as average transaction values rise sharply
Dubrovnik Airport turned in another strong duty free performance last year, with sales up by +8% to €7,709,589 (US$9.9 million), well ahead of the +4.0% increase in international passengers. The increase was driven by a +6.5% increase in the average transaction. Read
TJI Japanese travel falls sharply in 2008
Japanese overseas travel dipped by -7.6% to 15.9 million in 2008 compared to 2007 according to preliminary year-end figures released by the Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO), and reported by Travel Journal International (TJI) Online. It's the second successive year of declining outbound traffic. Read
Auckland Airport Auckland International Airport posts marginal year-on-year passenger growth in 2008
Auckland International Airport handled 7.48 million international passengers in the 12 months to December 2008, up by +1.5% on the previous year; long-haul arrivals fell sharply in December, though Australian passenger numbers rose strongly in the month. Read
Munich Airport Munich Airport posts new passenger record in 2008; maintains multi-billion Euro plans
Munich Airport handled a new annual record of 35.4 million passengers in 2008, up by +2% on 2007. This was driven partly by strong increases in traffic to Asia Pacific and to Eastern Europe. CEO Michael Kerkloh admits that 2009 will be "difficult", but says it "won't curb the long-term growth dynamic of Munich Airport". Read
ACI ACI: Global traffic climbs marginally in 2008 after “turbulent and sobering year”
A strong first quarter helps offset declining traffic later in the year as Airports Council International (ACI) reports passenger volumes up by +2.1% in 2008 compared to 2007; ACI warns that traffic could dip by as much as -4% year-on-year in 2009. Read
Traffic Monitor Traffic Monitor — the latest airport and airline passenger trends
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The Moodie Blog DFS and Sharaf make their mark in Abu Dhabi
The Moodie Report stopped off briefly in transit at Abu Dhabi International Airport earlier this week, en route to New Delhi and the unveiling of the commercial tenders for the new Terminal 3 by Delhi International Airport Limited. Read
The Moodie Blog Bargain basement with Bushmills back label
The Moodie Report spends a lot of time at Heathrow and just about knows every centimetre by heart. Generally the retailing is of a good standard but Terminal 3's once stand-out liquor section is looking tired and cluttered. Read
The Moodie Blog Terminal 3 x two – on the road again
As a bitterly cold snap clamps England in its grip – the heating is turned up full in The Moodie Report Worldwide Headquarters – it's time to head to warmer climes and witness the marketing launch for the duty free tender at Indira Ghandi International Airport's new Terminal 3. Read

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Coach Coach seeks International Sales Managers
International luxury accessories brand Coach is seeking experienced International Sales Managers to evolve and expand its brand. The successful candidates will be responsible for driving sales, retail presentation, training and brand building activities in designated markets. Read
Website of the Week
Gol Linhas Aéreas

Website of the Week: GOL Linhas Aéreas
This week The Moodie Report browses through the website of Brazilian carrier GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes. The clean, bright design, neat layout and attractive images left a good impression, but we still found room for improvement in several key areas. Read on to find out more. Read

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