The official ribbon-cutting was attended by airport and MAC executives, and DFP CEO Fabiano Vivacqua, and was broadcast by local news stations.
The 400-sqf shop is located in Terminal 2, and is the airport’s only stand-alone high-end cosmetics boutique.
“DFP is always striving to bring to its clients the best brands in the market and is very proud to bring MAC cosmetics to the San Diego International Airport,” Vivacqua tells TMI.
Duty Free Partners (DFP)/Sky Free Shop has a global footprint in five continents.
In the Americas, DFP currently operates stores in airports, cruise ports and border crossings, located in the US, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Canada and Grenada. This includes a Cross Border Express store in San Diego in what the company says is the first Bi-National airport in the US.
“The CBX is very innovative and a great asset to travelers in the region. The terminal uses the infrastructure of Tijuana International Airport; the passenger checks in at San Diego, passes through our store and crosses a bridge to Mexico. It is an easy cross,” explains Solange Spetseri, DFP Purchasing Director.
The company also operates Inflight Duty Free onboard some of the main airlines in the world, with bases in the US, Canada, Venezuela, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.