Heinemann Tax & Duty Free boosts to 1,324sq m at Gold Coast Airport

By Luke Barras-hill |

Nearly 40 new brands have debuted at Gold Coast Airport’s new terminal as operator Gebr. Heinemann delivers its full product range across a larger retail footprint.

Prada, Dior, Tom Ford, Gucci, Bottega Veneta and a spate of other labels are housed within redeveloped stores from Heinemann Tax & Duty Free, which has doubled in size to 1,324sq m across departures and arrivals.

The airport’s AUD$260 million/US$171 million domestic and international terminal, which spans 30,000sq m over three levels, opened in September to domestic flights with international flights starting from today (10 November).

“With nearly double our retail space, and with a beautiful new terminal, we are excited to have the opportunity to showcase what Heinemann does best – providing a first-class platform for some of the world’s most desired brands, and creating memorable experiences for our customers,” commented Heinemann Australia Managing Director George Tsoukalas.

“With fundamentally strong passenger growth prospects, we look forward to growing and innovating our business together with Gold Coast Airport to better excite and inspire travellers.”

As reported, Australia reopened its borders earlier this year and Heinemann Australia is offering shoppers the chance to browse across wines, spirits, fragrance, confectionery, skincare, cosmetics, fashion & accessories for the first time at the airport.

Millennial and Gen Z favourite Kylie Cosmetics makes its Oceania travel retail debut at Heinemann Tax & Duty Free at Gold Coast Airport.

Heinemann is presenting watches and jewellery at Gold Coast Airport for the first time, with an initial assortment featuring the likes of Baby-G, G-Shock and Tommy Hilfiger.

The sunglasses range has nearly doubled, courtesy of new brands such as Prada, Dior, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Tom Ford and Gucci.

Gucci’s assortment will include five styles exclusive to Heinemann Australia in travel retail.

Meanwhile, Australian favourites will spotlight across the shops in in categories such as confectionery and wines & spirits.

Gold Coast Airport currently serves 6.5 million passengers per annum, with this number expected to grow in the lead-up to the 2032 Summer Olympics in Brisbane. Source: Gold Coast Airport.

In the former, local brands such as T2, Koko Black and Luken & May will gain exposure, while wines and spirits aisles will benefit from Gospel Whiskey, Brookie’s Gin and Never Never Gin.

“We are thrilled to partner with Heinemann Australia as one of the anchor retail tenants in our new terminal and welcome a slate of new brands to Gold Coast Airport, which allows us to provide a compelling retail offering for all passengers,” said Adam Rowe, Chief Commercial Officer, Queensland Airports Limited.

As reported in March, Heinemann Australia extended its duty free concession with Gold Coast Airport until 2029.

The travel retailer won the seven-year duty contract in 2018, initially operating departures and arrivals shops across a total area of 730sq m.

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