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Dufry extends contracts in Brasília and Natal

Dufry successfully extended for additional 10 years, until 2033, its contracts with Inframerica Group for its duty-free and duty-paid operations at Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport in Brasília and São Gonçalo do Amarante International Airport in Natal. Based on the new contracts, Dufry will operate close 2,200 sqm of duty-free and 5,300 sqm of duty-paid space at the airports, totalling almost 7,500 sqm, thus further consolidating Dufry’s presence in Brazil.

Brasília is one of the largest hubs in Brazil and is the third largest city (...)

Brasília is one of the largest hubs in Brazil and is the third largest city in Brazil.

With these new contracts, Dufry will add more space in the duty-free totalling close to 2,200 sqm and more than doubles the size of the duty-paid operations, with a total area of around 5,300 sqm.

Expanding existing duty-free travel retail shops and adding new shops

Based on the new agreement, Dufry will double the space of its general travel retail shop in Brasília from 580 sqm to 1,180 sqm located at the arrival area which is the most important space in terms of spend per ticket and passenger conversion. In terms of product assortment, Dufry will further enhance its core portfolio of products, which includes perfumes and cosmetics, wine and spirits, confectionery, fashion and accessories, by adding more brands as well as a wider product mix.

In addition to that, Dufry will inaugurate two last-minute-shops at the departure area, totalling 58 sqm.

In Natal, the duty-free operation covers 480 sqm. The total expansion will increase the duty-free operations from 1,500 sqm to close to 2,200 sqm, considering both airports.

Duty-paid operation doubling its area by adding several new shops and concepts

The first pilot for Dufry Shopping Megastore was introduced in Brasília airport in 2014, when Dufry inaugurated a 1,600 sqm general walkthrough travel retail shop to serve domestic passengers, with a similar shopping environment and product offer to duty-free shops. With the contract extension in Brasília, Dufry will add almost 2,000 sqm new space within different and existing concepts and, further improve the shop experience for its customers.

Brasília is one of the largest hubs in Brazil and is the third largest city in Brazil. In 2016, this airport welcomed 17 million domestic and more than 600 thousand international passengers. Natal airport received 2.3 million passenger in 2016 and, it is one of the most popular tourist destination for Brazilians and Europeans due to its geographical location.

Julían Díaz, CEO of Dufry, commented: “We are proud to further extend the successful partnership with Inframerica, which we started in 2013. This will allow us to even further develop the operations and to seize new opportunities. With these additional spaces, Dufry fosters its presence in the Brazilian travel retail market, as well as in some of the most important Brazilian airports, thus confirming the countries position as one of the most important operations in Latin America. I thank Inframerica for the renewal of this successful partnership their trust in Dufry; we are thrilled to continue working together and bringing to our customers a unique shopping experience at these airports.

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