Heinemann to open Duty Free stores at Gold Coast airport

Heinemann T1 Departures Duty Free StoreHeinemann Australia has secured a seven-year contract for two shops in both the departures and arrivals areas at Gold Coast International Airport, the German owned travel giant’s second location Down Under.

The 430sqm store in departures and the 300sqm one in arrivals will both offer all categories of Heinemann Duty Free’s product range and will be designed as walk-through shops.

The stores will feature spirits, wine and sparkling wine, as well as perfumes and cosmetics.

Over the course of the terminal expansion, they will also be significantly expanded and will receive a completely new design concept by 2020.

“We are delighted to have a presence at this important airport, which is the gateway to Australia’s leading tourist destination,” said Richard Goodman, managing director of Heinemann Australia. “Sydney was a first, and very substantial step, for Gebr. Heinemann to enter the Australian market. Our focus continues to grow profitability in this region and we see The Gold Coast Airport is an ideal location and perfect partnership for us.”

Marion Charlton, Gold Coast Airport chief operating officer, said they were excited to be partnering with Heinemann as the airport enters a new growth phase.

“The Gold Coast Airport will be unrecognisable in a few years, with a terminal redevelopment, on-site hotel and consolidated ground transport facility among some of the upgrades to cater for long-term passenger growth,” Charlton said. “Duty Free is an important part of our international passenger journey and having seen first-hand the transformation of the Sydney Airport duty free store, we are confident that together we will provide an exceptional retail experience.”

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