Dufry has reported sales turnover of Swf.425.3m ($331.3m) for the first six months of its financial year, marking an increase of 7.7% compared to 2004. EBITDA came in at Swf.40.1m ($31.2m) resulting in an increase
of 30.7% over last year.
This would appear to be a very good result considering the expenses the company would have had to absorb in relation to its attempted takeover bid of Aldeasa earlier in the year. The company says that today it operates more than 300 shops at airports, seaports, train stations, in commercial areas, at border crossings and on-board cruise liners, ferries and airlines in 30 countries on four continents throughout Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Americas.