Dufry is expanding its presence in Mexico City Airport.
The leading travel retailer has signed a contract with Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México (AICM) to operate three new duty free shops covering 1,400 sq meters of space in Terminal 2 at Benito Juárez International Airport ( Mexico City International Airport). With the new contract, Dufry will manage a total retail space of almost 7,400 sq. meters, reinforcing its presence in Mexico.
The new shops will include a 1,140 sqm main duty free shop in the departure area, a 230 sqm Last Minute shop, offering best sellers and a 35 sqm Express shop, focused on Perfumes.
Dufry has been operating in Mexico City International Airport since 1995, in Terminals 1 and 2. In Terminal 1, Dufry operates 17 duty free and duty-paid shops, including the general travel retail, specialized and Last Minute concepts among others, and 4 Hudson shops across more than 5,300 sq meters in total. In Terminal 2, before the new contract, Dufry operated three duty free shops, in arrivals and departures and 2 Hudson shops covering a retail space of almost 650 sqm. Terminal 2 has been operational ever since 2007 and receives all flights of Mexico’s largest airline, AeroMexico.
Considering the new agreement, the total retail space across the airport will increase from close to 6,000 sqm to almost 7,400 sqm comprising 29 shops.
All of the Dufry shops at Mexico City International Airport, offer the RED by Dufry loyalty program, as well as Reserve & Collect pre-order service in which passengers can collect their purchases at the airport.
Mexico City Airport is the busiest airport in Latin America and Mexico’s main international and domestic air gateway. In 2018, the airport handled 48 million passengers, 7% more than the year before; 17 million of the total were international passengers.
Dufry’s CEO of Central and South America, René Riedi comments: “This new contract with AICM marks Dufry’s further consolidation in the Mexican market, in which the Group has been operating for 24 years with a strong presence in 12 airports. We look forward to maintaining and building on our long-term successful partnership with AICM, supporting further collaboration and future achievements for both parties.”