Commercial

Milan Malpensa enhances commercial offering with luxury retail and a taste of Italy

Milan Malpensa enhances commercial offering with luxury retail and a taste of Italy

SEA Aeroporti di Milano has created a vibrant new commercial environment in Milan Malpensa’s Terminal 1, with two piazzas dedicated to luxury retail and food & beverage. Exuding a strong Italian flavour, the development truly showcases the best of a city renowned as an icon of fashion and design, as Luigi Battuello, Director Commercial, Non-Aviation, SEA Aeroporti di Milano, explained to Airport Business.

Unifree/Gebr. Heinemann awarded mega duty free contract at Istanbul New Airport

Unifree/Gebr. Heinemann awarded mega duty free contract at Istanbul New Airport

It was announced last week that Unifree Duty Free, in which Gebr. Heinemann holds 60.8% of shares, has won the contract to operate all airside retail space at Istanbul New Airport, operated by İGA Group, for a 25-year period from the airport’s opening. Gebr. Heinemann has described this as the greatest single success in the company’s history. In an exclusive interview with Airport Business, Claus Heinemann, Co-owner, Gebr. Heinemann, explained the importance of this new contract and the company’s existing business in Turkey.

Agenda launched for ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition – Registration now live!

Agenda launched for ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition – Registration now live!

Registration is now live for the newly rebranded ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition (previously known as Airport Trading). Hosted by SEA Aeroporti di Milano, the event takes place on 21-23 April 2015 at the Nhow Hotel, Milan, and will bring together airports, concessionaires and brands in the retail capital of Europe.

This year’s conference theme is ‘Challenging the traditional business model’, and over 20 speakers have already confirmed their participation.

Dubai Duty Free annual sales reach US$1.9bn

Dubai Duty Free annual sales reach US$1.9bn

Dubai Duty Free has announced record annual sales of US$1.9 billion for 2014, as well as a new monthly sales record of US$205 million in December. Dubai Duty Free continues to enhance its retail operation with the ongoing refurbishment of Concourse C and the opening of a 7,000sqm retail space in Concourse D.

Airports creating Christmas cheer with festive promotions

Airports creating Christmas cheer with festive promotions

Airports are decking the passenger halls with festive spirit, delighting travellers with creative retail and food & beverage promotions. Airport Business highlights some of the most impressive seasonal celebrations.