Dufry signs new contract and expands in Brazil’s Florianópolis International Airport

Dufry has signed a new contract to expand its presence at the Florianópolis International Airport, in Brazil, which is managed by Flughafen Zürich AG.

The new contract includes two duty free and one duty-paid shop totaling 650 sq meters of additional sales space in the new airport terminal, which will be opened in October 2019.

 Dufry will open two new duty free stores for international passengers traveling through the new terminal at Florianópolis International Airport, a 280sqm store in the departure area, and a 170 sqm shop in arrivals.

Both stores are walkthrough concepts and feature a wide selection of luxury items across several categories. The assortment includes international brands most desired by Brazilian customers, including Johnnie Walker, Lindt, Carolina Herrera, Lancôme, Dior, Armani, Ray Ban, Prada, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein, among others.

The new duty-paid store is located in the domestic departure lounge. It will feature two of Dufry’s most successful retail concepts, Dufry Shopping and Hudson, combined in a single store with around 200 sqm of retail space.

The product mix will include perfumes and cosmetics, confectionery, toys, wine and spirits, fashion and accessories, as well as a selection of luxury products from several categories and brands such as Chanel, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Dior, and Samsonite. The retail space dedicated to Hudson, Dufry’s convenience concept, will offer beverages, confectionery, books, magazines and newspapers, stationary, electronics, toys and toiletries.

The new terminal will be inaugurated on Oct. 1. It is four times bigger than the existing one and will double the annual passenger capacity reaching 8 million, reports Dufry.

Gustavo Fagundes, Dufry’s General Manager Brasil and Bolivia, commented: “With the new stores in Florianópolis, we are expanding our service and providing to our customers an even more complete shopping experience accompanying the traveler along his whole journey throughout the airport.

“We are also very pleased with the confidence Flughafen Zurich AG has put on us and their support to continue and extend our successful partnership, which will continue with many other opportunities and achievements in the future.”

Tobias Markert, CEO of Floripa Airport, commented: “It was our wish to bring to the airport the international brands that many are asking for and Dufry is certainly able to fulfill this request. The new airport is a completely new experience. This is one of the-state-of-the-art airports, not just for Brazil. It’s really the world level of airports.”