Duty Free retail turnover at Abu Dhabi International Airport grew 19% during the first half of 2010 to US $75 million, outperforming the airport's passenger growth of 11.7% over the same period. Furthermore, spend per passenger increased by 7.2% amounting to US $14.47.
Huraiz Almur bin Huraiz, Abu Dhabi Airports Company's Chief Commercial Officer, said: "Retail spending at our airport is significantly stronger than passenger growth, a clear sign that we are succeeding in encouraging travelers to spend more. We believe two key trends are at play: firstly consumer confidence is returning, following the impact of the global economic recession, and secondly ADAC's investment program in Terminal 1 and the upgraded retail offerings in Terminal 3 are delivering results. Our Shop-Dine-Unwind retail proposition is really reaching out to our customers."
All categories have performed strongly, with Luxury, Perfume & Cosmetics, Liquor, Gold and Electronics seeing particularly strong returns.
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