The duty-free shops of five lots of Aena airports already have an owner. The company Dufry will be responsible for carrying it out, which will increase its commercial area in Spain by 30%. Specifically, the company has obtained 100% of the lots to which it applied, that is, Andalusia-Mediterranean, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Catalonia and Madrid for a period of 12 years.
These lots include 21 Aena airports and 120 points of sale covering some 60,000 square metres and serving some 130 million users per year, taking into account 2019 data. Through a press release, the CEO of Dufry, Xavier Rossinyol, thanked Aena for awarding these lots, which confirms them as a “commercial partner”.
The executive also stressed that with this award they will be able, for the first time, to combine the concepts of restoration and stores, a new confirmation of the merger between Dufry and Autogrill. Rossinyol also assures that these new contracts “will bring profitability and cash flow, in line with the business development strategy and commitment to the market.”
It will renovate its establishments for the new stage
Dufry will take advantage of this new era to renovate its stores, with the aim of revolutionizing the passenger experience through a hybrid offer between retail and catering. The redesign of each airport will be based on the local, taking inspiration from the history, culture and tradition of the city where it is located.
It will also incorporate new brands and concepts with various entertainment spaces, in addition to collaborating with a renowned chef for the commercial offer in the new gourmet bars of these airports.