Wizz opens in at Manchester (MAG) in UK Airport first

By Charlotte Turner |

In a UK Airport first, toy and gadget retailer Wizz will join the roster of retailers at Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1.


Wizz was established in the United Arab Emirates in 2002 and was a popular fixture in the major shopping malls of Dubai before expanding in airport duty free shops across the Middle East.


Steven Foster, Head of Retail for Manchester Airports Group (MAG) [pictured above], said: “We’re delighted to welcome Wizz to Manchester Airport, as they open their flagship UK airport store with us.


“Wizz bring something different to Manchester Airport and will provide a wide-range of toys, gadgets and gifts to keep the kids entertained both in the airport and on the flight. I know our younger customers are going to really enjoy it and from the feedback we receive we know that passengers want to have more child-friendly products while they’re waiting for their flights so Wizz will add to and complement our existing child-friendly offerings.”


Wizz will stage in-store promotions exclusive to Manchester Airport. Terminal 1 is the flagship terminal at Manchester Airport and hosts large airlines such as Lufthansa, Emirates, Etihad, easyJet, Thomas Cook and TAP Portugal.


Passenger numbers have recently risen over the 21m mark. Manchester remains the 3rd largest airport in the UK behind Heathrow and Gatwick and continues to invest in its retail offer for passengers using the gateway to the North.


Nigel Caddick, Managing Director of Wizz said: “Wizz offers a unique blend of toys, gadgets and gifts. We have a wide range of exciting novelties, from games to cuddly toys – everything to keep the kids entertained, plus there’s quite a lot for adults too.


“We are thrilled to be opening our first UK store in Manchester Airport and look forward to welcoming many of the millions of passengers who use the airport each year through our door.”


Above and below: Nigel Caddick, Managing Director of Wizz with the Manchester store’s first customers.


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