Dufry extends World Duty Free concession at Jersey Airport


Following a comprehensive tender process, Dufry has struck a 10-year agreement with Ports of Jersey, Channel Islands, to continue to provide tax and duty free items under the World Duty Free brand in the airside Departures lounge at Jersey Airport.

The new contract, which takes effect on March 1, 2017, will see an increase in the size of retail floor space by 260 square meters, reaching a total of 750 square meters.

The space extension will allow for the introduction of new products, more local products and a redevelopment of the retail layout, which is planned to start at the end of summer 2017.

Almost 1.6 million passengers used the island airport in 2016 and the enhanced retail offer will deliver a world class airport shopping experience to travelers, Dufry said.

Julián Díaz, CEO, Dufry, commented: “We are extremely pleased to have reached this agreement with Ports of Jersey and would like to thank the management team for renewing their trust in World Duty Free and Dufry. We have always worked in close partnership and value the relationship we have built up over the years. We’ve demonstrated that we have the capability to offer landlords state-of-the-art retail solutions and we look forward to creating a fantastic store at the airport and introducing exciting new products for our regular Jersey customers, as well as the many visitors attracted by all that Jersey has to offer.”

On behalf of Ports of Jersey, Group CEO Doug Bannister said: “After a thorough tender process we are delighted to continue our long-standing and successful partnership with World Duty Free. In particular, this renewed 10-year partnership agreement will allow us to maximize our retail offering at Jersey Airport as we continue to develop our facilities and service levels. This significant investment by World Duty Free and the breadth of the company clearly demonstrates its real commitment and passion in delivering a world class retail experience in the local environment.”