Dufry wins two five-year contracts for new Felipe Ángeles Airport in Mexico

By Charlotte Turner |

Dufry has bolstered its well-established presence in Mexico, after being awarded two five-year concession contracts to operate duty free and duty paid shops at the new Mexico City International Airport, Felipe Ángeles (AIFA) in Santa Lucia, which is due to open later this month.

 

Initially the contract will be to operate a commercial area of 652sq m with a mix of duty free and duty paid shops, however an increase in the retail space will be considered by AIFA in line with the growth of international and domestic passengers, said Dufry.

 

Felipe Ángeles International Airport is located 35km from the current Benito Juarez International Airport (AICM).

 

According to Dufry, it will have two runways, one for civil service and one for military service, helping to ease the volume of air traffic that Mexico City Airport currently handles. The airport has been created to meet the demand for civil airport services for the next 50 years, by serving 100 million passengers per annum at its peak.

 

25 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN THE REGION

Dufry has operated successfully in Mexico for 25 years and this new contract win helps further increase the company’s footprint in this region.

 

The commercial offer will include all the core product categories such as fragrance & beauty, liquor, tobacco and food, with a wide selection of international brands and local products.

 

Commenting on the new contract, Juan-Antonio Nieto, Chief Operating Officer for Dufry in Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico said: “We are proud to have been awarded this important concession at the recently completed Felipe Ángeles International Airport.

 

“We would like to thank AIFA for the trust they have shown in us and as the leading global travel retailer, we will use our extensive knowledge and expertise of the sector and of the Mexican market in particular, to take the shopping experience in this impressive new airport location, to an entirely different level.”

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