DFA’s rapid expansion into Brazil continues with the recent opening of two duty free stores at Deputado Luís Eduardo Magal-hães International Airport in Salvador. The stores cover 7,700 square feet, and occupy prime areas of the terminal.
The stores also feature a beautiful presentation of local liquors and arts and crafts products from the State of Bahia.
Each shop is served by a dedicated staff that have undergone extensive training to ensure they deliver the best standards of service and product knowledge, says the company.
Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport welcomed more than 7.5 million passengers in 2016. With traffic growing at an average of 14% per year, the airport now ranks as the ninth largest in Brazil.
It services both domestic flights, as well as flights to other countries in South America and Europe.
“We are excited about the opening of our latest airport stores in Brazil,” said DFA CEO Jerome Falic.
“By expanding its presence in Brazil, DFA is consolidating its position as the largest duty free operator in the Western Hemi-sphere. We are always exploring potential opportunities in different channels, and we are pleased to add these stores to our growing list of Brazilian airport and border duty free stores.
“In a matter of less than two years, DFA has solidified its position as one of the leading duty free operators in Brazil, with approximately 50,000 square feet of duty free and duty paid retail space in major airports serving São Paulo–Congonhas, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Manaus, Maceió and Salvador, as well as five coffee shops in Curitiba. These airports combined served more than 45 million passengers in 2016.
“[DFA Brazil President] Michael Dinar and his team have designed and developed a retail environment that showcases the stores’ many luxury brands, and we are sure that this fresh and inviting
retail look will appeal to the airport’s international and domestic travelers alike,” said Falic.