Dufry extends duty free contract at three Cambodian airports for five years

By Charlotte Turner |

Dufry has agreed a five-and-a-half-year extension to its duty free contract covering Cambodia’s three international airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.


The extended contract initiates in October 2021 and covers departure and arrival duty free shops at the Phnom Penh and Siem Reap hubs as well as the departure shop at the Sihanoukville airport with a total sales area of 2,680sq m, which Dufry has occupied since 2003.


As part of the contract extension and aligned with Cambodia Airports’ retail development plan, Dufry will refurbish the duty free shops at the Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports, while the departure store at Sihanoukville was already successfully redesigned in 2019.


All shops at the three airports offer customers a comprehensive selection of the core duty free categories including perfume & cosmetics and confectionery. To match Vinci Airports’ ‘sense of place’ approach, the new offer will be complemented by an assortment of local Cambodian products and souvenirs. The departure shops will feature the familiar Dufry walkthrough design.


"We are honoured to have been given the opportunity to further extend our close collaboration," Pedro Castro.

“We are honoured to have been given the opportunity to further extend our close collaboration,” Pedro Castro, Dufry.


Announcing the contract extension, Pedro Castro, Chief Operating Officer Asia-Pacific, said: “We thank our partners of Cambodia Airports and are honoured to have been given the opportunity to further extend our close collaboration and to foster this long-standing relationship.


“Through the refurbishment of our main shops we will provide travellers with a new and attractive shopping experience, thus further increasing productivity of these important Cambodian hubs, which enjoy an increasing attention of international passengers.”


Alain Brun, Chief Executive Officer of Cambodia Airports (a subsidiary of Vinci Airports), adds: “It is a vote of confidence.


“The partners share an optimistic outlook for global air travel and the many opportunities that the return of passengers will confer to airports and retailers with creative minds.


“To provide a seamless experience at our airports in Cambodia and to cope with the latest trends in travel retail, our teams will prioritise key objectives including accelerating the moves towards e-commerce, synergies between online-offline sales channels, and putting emphasis on health & wellness offerings.”

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