ATU opens Luxury Square and Old Bazaar concepts at Dalaman Airport

By Kristiane Sherry |

Luxury Square, Old Bazaar and Sunglasses pop-up at Dalaman

Luxury Square, Old Bazaar and the eyewear pop-up at Dalaman, operated by ATU Duty Free.

ATU Duty Free, a subsidiary of TAV Airports and Unifree Duty Free/Gebr. Heinemann, has expanded its duty free footprint at Dalaman Airport with the opening of Luxury Square and Old Bazaar spaces.

Luxury Square is a 236sqm space boasting an array of luxury brands, similar to the retail area with the same name in Istanbul. Old Bazaar is a 71sqm cross-category store showcasing an array of local products, from food and souvenirs to jewellery and homeware. 

In addition, ATU Duty Free has also opened a luxury eyewear pop-up in the same space, offering Dalaman-exclusive models from international brands. 

The stores are situated on the Departures floor of Dalaman Airport’s International Terminal.

Luxury Square brands include Armani Exchange, Paul & Shark, Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Furla, Piquadro, and Coccinelle. The eyewear pop-up store features pieces from Burberry, Prada, Bulgari, Celine and Fendi, among others.

Luxury Square: privileged shopping experience

“As a pioneer in duty-free business, we are delighted to bring our know-how and experience gained through our worldwide operations in 23 years to Dalaman Airport and to add Dalaman, one of the most popular tourism destinations of our country, to our operation map,” said Ersan Arcan, ATU Duty Free CEO.

“At Dalaman Airport, we meet passengers under different concepts with our Luxury Square and Old Bazaar stores, which we have realised with an investment of approximately €700,000. At Luxury Square, where the world’s most exclusive brands are located in one place, our guests will find products from the latest and the most popular collections of world-known luxury brands. 

“In our Old Bazaar store, we will offer passengers a wide range of local products from all regions of Anatolia. 

Inside the Luxury Square store at Dalaman

Inside the Luxury Square store at Dalaman

“We will continue to introduce our country with our brand Old Bazaar, which plays an important role in introducing products reflecting our culture to passengers from different nationalities. We have also designed a ‘Luxury Eyewear’ pop-up store specially for Dalaman, featuring sunglasses collections of iconic brands. 

“We aim to offer a privileged shopping experience to all our guests by bringing a wide range of products for different preferences with our different concept brands. We are happy to add value to Dalaman Airport in this sense.’’

Ali Şenher, CEO of Unifree Duty Free, added: “As Unifree, in our 40 years of duty free experience, we have always presented and continue to offer the best products and brands to our guests with our most modern and stylish store concepts. 

“We are happy and proud to introduce Luxury Square and Old Bazaar concepts to our guests in the duty free area we operate in Dalaman, the most important tourism region of Turkey. We believe that these two important store concepts will make the holidays more memorable for our guests who prefer our country for their travels.’’

‘A milestone’ at Dalaman

Yiğit Laçin, YDA Dalaman Airport CEO, commended: “We are thrilled about the opening of Luxury Square, Luxury Eyewear, and Old Bazaar stores at Dalaman Airport. 

“Luxury Square, offering a modern shopping experience, the pop-up store Luxury Eyewear, and the authentic ambiance of Old Bazaar store perfectly complement our concept of welcoming guests at the terminal. 

“Luxury Square, a multi-brand concept bringing together world-renowned fashion labels, and Old Bazaar store showcasing a selection of premium local products, are significant milestones in enriching our guests’ shopping experience and further enhancing the quality of services we provide during their time at the airport. 

“We extend our gratitude to all our business partners who contributed to this crucial development for the Dalaman region. We firmly believe that Luxury Square, Luxury Eyewear, and Old Bazaar stores will provide our airport visitors with an enjoyable and exclusive shopping experience. 

“We welcome all our airport guests and wish them a memorable journey filled with unforgettable moments.”

Ersan Arcan, ATU Duty Free CEO

Ersan Arcan, ATU Duty Free CEO, said the investment in the new stores was valued at €700k

Jan Richter, Gebr. Heinemann Director Purchasing FAWJ, noted: “The two new shopping experiences are proof of how strong travel retail is back after the pandemic. 

“The range of products and exclusive brands as well as the unique setting will have strong appeal to a young, global audience. 

“The impressive amount of premium and affordable luxury brands under one roof counts for a spectacular assortment satisfying highest demands.

“We are especially proud of the great team effort by Dalaman Airport, ATU Duty Free, Unifree and Gebr. Heinemann that made this project possible.”

ATU Duty Free operates more than 110 duty free stores across 21 airports and a cruise port in six countries. 

Last month, ATU unveiled its upgraded main store at Tbilisi Airport in Georgia, a 430sqm space featuring close to 80 luxury brands.

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