Dufry and Hudson among international brands to win concessions. Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport has unveiled the commercial offering of its new terminal and boulevard, due to open on 1 October.

Dufry is to operate duty free shops both at the International Departures and Arrivals and the Domestic Departures areas, while Hudson will run a books, newspapers, stationery and convenience unit at the Domestic Boarding area.

Zurich Airport-owned Florianópolis International is aiming to create a “broad and special” set of business operations, with a mix of 34 local, national and international brands, ranging from a gourmet supermarket to a beauty salon, in a bid to create the “place to be”.

Tobias Markert, CEO of Floripa Airport, said: “Since we took [over] Florianópolis Airport in January 2018, we have been saying that an airport is not just a place of passage, but a place to be, where people stroll, have fun, have unforgettable experiences and of course, engage in the magic of aviation.

“This is a model of airport already consolidated in the world that we, from Zurich Airport, want to bring to Brazil. That is why we are building Boulevard 14/32 as well as a panoramic terrace. Our slogan translates this idea very well: Magic Begins Here.”

Source: www.dfnionline.com