Dufry has signed an agreement with Aeropuertos del Sureste (ASUR) for the extension of the Cancun airport concession in Mexico to operate duty free and duty-paid shops at Terminal 2, 3 and 4 for another ten years.
The contract at Cancun airport, which welcomes close to 20 million passengers per year, covers retail space of more than 6,000 square meters, including approximately 1,500 sqm in the new Terminal 4, which is due to open in 2017.
The renewed contract also includes the operations at Cozumel airport.
Following the renewed agreement, Dufry will immediately start to refurbish the existing shops at Cancun Terminal 3 and develop a walk-through concept at Cozumel airport, to be completed in 2017.
The space at the new Cancun Terminal 4 will also be developed in 2017 to be ready for the opening of the Terminal and will feature Dufry’s latest shop design concepts. The store will offer a wide assortment of core duty free categories such as liquor, tobacco, perfumes & cosmetics and confectionery, as well as watches, fine and fashion jewelry, accessories, fashion, leather goods and writing instruments.
Dufry will also focus on destination products across the product mix with “the Tequileria” and “Discover Mexico” concepts offering a wide selection of local products, food and souvenirs reflecting the Mexican cultural heritage and to provide visitors with a distinct sense of place.
From 2020 to 2023 Dufry will also gradually refurbish the other shops at Cancun airport.
Julian Diaz, CEO of Dufry, commented: “We are all very happy to have reached this agreement with ASUR to continue to operate at one of the fastest growing airports in Latin America and I would like to thank the management of ASUR for the longstanding relationship of mutual trust. It is our ambition to develop a state-of-the art commercial environment and a compelling offer, exceeding the expectations of the passengers and creating value for both Aeropuertos del Sureste and Dufry.”