Mexico

New Mexico City Airport cancellation confirmed

The new Mexico City International Airport, which has been under construction at a greenfield site in Texcoco since 2014, has been cancelled, confirmed Mexican Communications and Transport Minister, Javier Jimenez Espriu, last week. Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, who took office at the beginning of December, made a campaign promise to hold a public […]

DFASS wins Cozumel cruise terminal duty free contract

Miami-based travel retailer DFASS has been awarded the duty free concession for the International Cruise Terminal at Cozumel, Quintana Roo following an open tender. The contract is for a ten-year term and covers a 10,000sqf duty free shop located directly in front of the cruise pier. The space should be turned over to the retailer […]

Herradura: bringing quality tequilas to the market since 1870

Although Herradura tequila did not become part of drinks company Brown-Forman until 2007, both companies have been around since just after the American Civil War, creating world-renowned spirits for almost 150 years. Both companies also shared a tradition of quality and innovation, one of the foundations that has helped drive Herradura as it has spread […]

Duty Free City: catering to a new luxury shopper on the Mexican border

Describing itself as a “lifestyle destination” for luxury brands located along the US-Mexico border, Duty Free City opened its beautiful 14,000 square foot flagship store in San Ysidro, California with a gala event attended by 500 last November. Providing a luxurious, service-focused and interactive shopping experience within a sophisticated Spanish Colonial inspired aesthetic, Duty Free […]

DFASS and new Eastern Air Lines sign long-term agreement

The DFASS Group and Eastern Air Lines announced today that they have agreed on a long term multi-faceted partnership. Eastern, an iconic name in aviation history is being re-launched and will provide charter operations later this year using its fleet of 737-800s, with initial operations slated for the Bahamas, Jamaica and Mexico. DFASS and Eastern […]

ASUR: Total passenger traffic for December 2014 Up 11.6% YOY

Mexican airport group Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (ASUR), reports that total passenger traffic for December 2014 increased by 11.6% compared to December 2013. International traffic rose 11%, driven by a 12.3% increase at Cancun, and 16.4% growth at Veracruz. International traffic was down at the seven other airports in the ASUR group. […]

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