Dufry pledges ‘more complete shopping experience’ at Florianópolis Airport

By Luke Barras-hill |

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Dufry and Hudson will bolster a 35-strong brand mix at the new terminal, which opens in October.

Dufry Group has revealed further details on its new concessions at Florianópolis International Airport.

As reported by TRBusiness, the global travel retail giant inked a contract to open a duty free shop at departures and arrivals and a duty paid unit at the R$550m ($134.1m) new passenger terminal, which features 4,000sq m of commercial space.

Under the agreement, Dufry will unveil a total of 650sq m of additional space.

The departure shop spans close to 280sq m, the unit at arrivals measures more than 170sq m and the duty paid store covers around 200sq m. The shops are due to open on 1 October.

BIG FOCUS ON LUXURY

Gustavo Fagundes, General Manager Brazil and Bolivia, Dufry Group commented: “With the new stores in Florianópolis, we are expanding our service and providing to our customers an even more complete shopping experience accompanying the traveller along his whole journey throughout the airport.

“We are also very pleased with the confidence Flughafen Zürich AG has put on us and their support to continue and extend our successful partnership, which will continue with many other opportunities and achievements in the future.”

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Gustavo Fagundes, General Manager Brazil and Bolivia, Dufry Group.

The departure and arrivals shops are walkthrough formats to drive passenger flows and feature luxury items across several categories.

International brands include Johnnie Walker, Lindt, Carolina Herrera, Lancôme, Dior, Armani, Ray-Ban, Prada, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and others.

The duty paid shop located at the domestic departure lounge combines two concepts – Dufry Shopping and Hudson – in a single store.

Merchandise includes perfumes and cosmetics, confectionery, toys, wine and spirits, fashion and accessories plus a huge selection of luxury products from several categories and brands.

Chanel, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Dior, and Samsonite are among those with a presence.

Hudson’s convenience concept offers beverages, confectionery, books, magazines and newspapers, stationary, electronics, toys and toiletries.

When the new terminal opens, it will double the airport’s passenger capacity to eight million.

Tobias Markert, CEO, Floripa Airport added: “It was our wish to bring to the airport the international brands that many are asking for and Dufry is certainly able to fulfill this request. The new airport is a completely new experience. This is one of the state-of-the-art airports, not just for Brazil. It’s really the world level of airports.”

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