Airport stores will undergo renovation in first quarter of 2013 as retailer begins five-year contract.
Inflight Service Europe subsidiary Inflight Service Estonia has renewed its agreement with Tallinn Airport authority for the right to continue operating the duty-free shops at Tallinn International airport for the next five years.
The agreement covers 698sq m space in the airport’s three traditional duty-free stores comprising a main store of 538sq m, last-minute 85sq m outlet and non-Schengen 75sq m shop. Spirits, tobacco, confectionery, perfumes and cosmetics are among the product categories represented.
The shops, which are to be completely rebuilt to meet growing demand of airport passengers, will comprise a new shop concept that will be used in all new Inflight Service shops. The rebuilding programme will take place between January and March 2013.
An estimated 2.6m passengers are expected to use Tallinn airport in 2013 and grow to approach 4m in 2017.
Inflight Service Europe CEO Björn Ulfberg said: “We are very proud and pleased to have been given the responsibility to continue to operate the shops at Tallinn airport. We see this to be evidence of our commitment to continuously deliver and develop high-quality retailing to the passengers and exceptional net profit to the airport. We look forward to the coming five years of successful cooperation with Tallinn airport”