At the 30th TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, Cannes, 26-31 October, in a meeting of concessionaires, brands and the press, Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur unveiled the details of its eagerly awaited retail tender, part of the forthcoming largest ever commercial renovation to be completed at the airport. Chief Commercial Officer, Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur, Filip Soete explained just how the airport hopes to achieve its vision, to create the “most surprising commercial experience in a European airport”. Amy Hanna reports.
Last week saw the relaunch of the oldest name in airport shopping – Shannon Duty Free, heralding not only the inauguration of a newly reinvigorated approach to Shannon Airport’s retail operations, but the start of a partnership with the first duty free supplier Gebr. Heinemann, which will now supply to its stores.
A consortium between ATU Duty Free, Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG and Hamila Duty Free has won the tender to operate the duty free shops at five international airports across Tunisia for a period of eight years and two months from November, with an offer of €32 million.
Budapest Airport has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Frontier Awards, which are presented on 29 October during TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes. Its nominations for Marketing Campaign of the Year by a Retailer/Airport, and Partnership Initiative of the Year, highlight Budapest Airport’s progressive and proactive retail approach, which has seen impressive sales increases through its Trinity promotions and a focus on Hungarian produce. Zoltan Keresztessy, Commercial Marketing Manager, Budapest Airport, gave Airport Business an exclusive insight into the airport’s retail strategy.
UK’s largest airport advertising investment by Eye Airports is ‘ massive step in the evolution of Airport media’
Eye Airports, the UK’s leading airport advertising specialist, has announced major plans for its ambitious ‘#RedefiningAirports Project’ – an unprecedented £8 million (€10m) investment in advertising media and technology across the Eye Airports network.