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Duty free sales up 7.5% at Abu Dhabi airport

Strong second half expected with Terminal 1 reaching completion.
NEWS, Aviation

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Abu Dhabi International Airport has announced AED293 Million in duty free sales for the first half of 2011, marking a 7.5% increase in comparison with the same period last year.

The Duty Free shops in Terminal 3 in particular saw an impressive 59% increase, driven by a strong performance from its 19 luxury boutiques. Sales performance is expected to continue rising over the second half of 2011, as shops in Terminal 1 reopen following the terminal refurbishments, which are set to be completed by the end of this month.

“We are committed to continuously improve the duty free offerings at Abu Dhabi International Airport. This year, we’ve witnessed an increase in sales and look forward to even further growth in Q3 and Q4,” said Huraiz Al Mur Bin Huraiz, chief commercial officer at Abu Dhabi Airport Company (ADAC).

“Our renovation plan ensures that we keep the unique structure of Terminal 1, whilst offering our increasing numbers of travellers the most convenient and enjoyable airport shopping experience.”
 

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