The State of São Paulo, Brazil, evaluating PPP opportunities for 20 regional airports through IOS Partners

International economic development consulting and financial advisory firm IOS Partners has been awarded a major multi-airport master planning consultancy to evaluate the opportunities for private-public partnerships for regional airports in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Under the agreement, IOS Partners will focus on rationalizing State participation in the regional airports, and identify and compare […]

Chinese tourism in Brazil increases and it becomes easier to get a visa

The Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau reports that the number of Chinese tourists arriving in Brazil has been increasing every year, and reached 61,000 last year. According to data from Embratur, the government agency responsible for promoting tourism in Brazil, China advanced four positions in the overall ranking of countries sending visitors to Brazil. Nevertheless, […]

Floripa launches bidding for commercial area of new Florianopolis terminal

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 […]

Dufry brings the feel of Sao Paulo to its new Destination store at GRU

  Dufry brings a distinctly Brazilian vibe to the new “destination” space it recently inaugurated at the Terminal 3 departure area at São Paulo International Airport (GRU). With products from premium local brands offered within an area of 500 sq meters, the store presents a strong sense of place with a wide selection of categories from beauty to fashion. Dufry first […]

Brazil’s airport privatization marches on: Fraport signs concession agreements for Fortaleza and Porto Alegre

Fraport AG has signed the concession agreements with the Brazilian government for managing and developing Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) airports. Following its double airport win at the government’s public auction on March 16, 2017, Fraport AG has been planning and creating the foundation for the new Fraport Brasil airport companies, which are expected to […]

DFA pushes Brazil expansion with new duty free stores in Salvador airport

  DFA’s rapid expansion into Brazil continues with the recent opening of two duty free stores at Deputado Luís Eduardo Magal-hães International Airport in Salvador. The stores cover 7,700 square feet, and occupy prime areas of the terminal. The multi-category store design enhances DFA’s core portfolio of traditional travel retail products, which includes perfumes and cosmetics, wine and […]

Desigual and Dufry open two locations in RIOgaleão–Tom Jobim International Airport

  Barcelona-based fashion brand Desigual has opened two new locations with Dufry Group at RIOgaleão– Tom Jobim International Airport Terminal 2 (International departures). This is the second airport in Brazil for the Desigual-Dufry partnership, expanding a two-year presence in both standalone store and multi-brand shop-in-shop formats at Sao Paolo Guarulhos Airport. In Rio, a permanent 23 […]