Budapest Airport’s new retail/F&B units celebrate local identity in Pier 1

By Charlotte Turner |

Budapest Airport is celebrating the addition of three new retail and F&B units – Gebr. Heinemann Hungarian Duty Free, Café Frei and Lapker Zrt. Relay – within its expansive 11,500sq m passenger Pier 1 which it completed last August.

 

Hamburg-based Gebr. Heinemann has operated at Budapest Airport for more than 10 years and the most recent addition, means the retailer is now present in six locations at the Hungarian airport.

 

The new store offers delicatessen products, accessories, cosmetics, and toys in the SkyCourt, Terminals 2A and 2B, and now Pier 1. In addition, the shop features a ‘regionals marketspace’ concept focusing on ‘Made in Hungary’ assortments and local hero brands.

 

“We are very proud to extend our business at Budapest Airport with the opening of our new Pier 1 Heinemann Duty Free & Travel Value shop,” said Ildikó Jankovich, Managing Director of Heinemann Duty Free Budapest.

Gebr. Heinemann Hungarian Duty Free’s Managing Director, Ildikó Jankovich (second left) celebrates the opening of the retailer’s sixth unit, with the Budapest Airport retail and marketing team.

Gebr. Heinemann Hungarian Duty Free’s Managing Director, Ildikó Jankovich (second left) celebrates the opening of the retailer’s sixth unit, with the Budapest Airport retail and marketing team.

“Budapest Airport is an extremely committed partner with a long-term focus. For this reason, we are a great match for each other on continuously designing a tailor-made shopping experience at the airport.”

 

Café Frei’s ‘trip around the world for your palate’ offers more than 70 different coffee recipes.

 

At the ribbon cutting event, Dóra Szeles, CEO, Café Frei said: “We are delighted that Café Frei is now present in both piers at Budapest Airport. We can serve the world’s favourite coffees to all passengers benefitting from the airport’s development.”

 

With the latest news and magazines in several languages, as well as a wide selection of books, Lapker Zrt. now operates six Relay outlets throughout Budapest Airport. “We’re overjoyed that our company can now also welcome passengers at Budapest’s newest passenger hall,” said Lapker Zrt’s CCO András Rácz at the official opening.

Cutting the Relay ribbon are Dr. Patrick Bohl, Head of Retail and Property Management, Budapest Airport and András Rácz, Commercial Director, Lapker Zrt.

Cutting the Relay ribbon are Dr. Patrick Bohl, Head of Retail and Property Management, Budapest Airport and András Rácz, Commercial Director, Lapker Zrt.

Patrick Bohl, Head of Retail and Property Management, Budapest Airport spoke during the event: “Budapest Airport has always been committed in supporting our commercial partners, and we will continue to do so by providing the framework and environment to allow them to grow their business and provide great retail at our airport.” Bohl added:

 

“During the hardest moments of the pandemic we didn’t stop focusing on our tenants, ensuring they had our support to enhance the passenger experience at Budapest as this is ultimately a common interest – our joint effort brings about joint success. We pay continuous attention to the product selection and services at our airport, maintaining and strengthening our regional competitiveness.”

Dr. Patrick Bohl, Head of Retail and Property Management, Budapest Airport and Dóra Szeles, CEO, Café Frei officially open the retailer’s second unit at the Hungarian gateway, now offering a taste of the world for passengers travelling through Pier 1.

Patrick Bohl, Head of Retail and Property Management, Budapest Airport and Dóra Szeles, CEO, Café Frei officially open the retailer’s second unit at the Hungarian gateway’s Pier 1.

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