Dufry cements presence in Brazil with six-year contracts at Salvador Airport

By Charlotte Turner |

Dufry continues to consolidate its footprint in South America, after winning two new six-year concession contracts at Salvador International Airport in Brazil to operate an extended retail space with a total of three new shops, two of which will be duty free and one of which will be duty paid.


A dominant force in the region, Dufry operates in 30 locations in South America and 17 just in Brazil.


Part of the contract includes the development of a 788sq m walkthrough duty paid store will be developed in the Departures Hall offering customers an extensive assortment of both local and international brands.


In the International area, the total duty free retail space of 825sq m will be divided across an arrivals and a departures store, which between them will offer a wide range of goods across all the product categories including beauty, liquor, food & confectionery, tobacco, toys & souvenirs, fashion and luxury accessories.



Dufry has had a presence in the airport since 2015 where it currently operates a 95sq m last minute duty paid store.


Dufry said it will now develop ‘significantly more retail space’ for the airport’s 7 million passengers, of which 430,000 are international passengers, and ‘take their airport shopping experience to an exciting new level’.


Gustavo Fagundes, Chief Operating Officer for South America.

Gustavo Fagundes, Dufry’s Chief Operating Officer for South America.

Gustavo Fagundes, Chief Operating Officer for South America said: “Dufry is delighted to have been awarded this important new contract and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners at Vinci Airports for the trust they have shown in us.


“With the new stores, in which we will be integrating the latest digital technologies, we will be able to offer a first class airport shopping experience to passengers visiting Salvador International Airport.”


David Thompson, Commercial Director of Vinci Airports in Brazil said: “We believe Dufry will offer an even better experience to its customers at Salvador Airport, ensuring an attractive and diverse offer of imported and domestic goods.


“At a time when air travel is resuming, it is very important to have strong partners that help make the journey of our passengers exceptional.”


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