Floripa Airport, the operator of Florianopolis International Airport in Brazil, released tender documents on Oct. 16 for retail, food & beverage and advertising concessions at the airport’s new passenger terminal.
The commercial area will cover multiple categories over 4,000 square meters and includes 46 different packages. The new passenger terminal, four times larger than the current facility, will have the capacity to serve 8 million passengers.
The concessions up for bid include two duty free stores: a 396 sqm arrivals store and a 197 sqm departures store in the international section; and two duty paid stores of approximately 80 sqm each on the domestic side of the terminal.
Floripa, a division of Swiss group Zurich Airport, took over operations at the airport in January this year, under a 30-year concession contract. The company says that construction is advanced and expects the new terminal will be operational in the second half of 2019.
The Swiss group says it intends to create an attractive mix, of local, national and international brands and create a place of “unforgettable experiences.”
Florianópolis is one of the main tourist destinations in Brazil as well as a technology center for the country, says the airport website.
According to data from the Ministry of Tourism, the city is the second most popular destination in Brazil for foreign tourists.