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Dufry Consolidates Its Footprint in the Caribbean

Dufry has been awarded new concession contracts at the Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport and Cayenne – Felix Eboué International Airport in French Guiana.  

Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport

The new duty-free shop covering 750 m2 of retail space will be located in the new airport extension area currently under construction next to the existing terminal. Alongside the new contract, the current concession for the existing 340 m2 duty-free shop, which Dufry has been operating since 2011, has also been extended until December 2022.

The planned airport extension and the enlarged duty-free shop will serve the growing number of passengers visiting the island of Martinique, which is a French overseas department and region located in the Caribbean, which in 2019 welcomed over 2 million travelers. 

The new walk-through store is expected to be opened in December 2022 and will feature two distinctive features. The central eye-catching installation will be a rum tasting bar created as a tribute to the island’s rum tradition and it will present a unique selection of high quality rums from leading producers. A Hit-the-Beach corner will be a testimony to the heritage and strong beach culture of the island and will allow for the further promotion and showcasing of local products. The increased retail space will also enable the offering of a larger product mix from global brands covering all typical duty-free categories, such as perfume and cosmetics, confectionery, tobacco, spirits, jewelry and travel accessories. A refined selection of local food and souvenirs will complete the product assortment and provide a distinctive sense of place for this tropical island.

Cayenne – Felix Eboué International Airport

Cayenne airport served 550,000 passengers in 2019, and Dufry will start operations of the duty-free shop covering 120 m2 on August 1, 2021. With the newly won concession, Dufry further consolidates its footprint in Central and South America, a geography which includes also the Caribbean and is considered as one of the most important tourist destinations worldwide.

The new shop at Cayenne international airport will offer customers a comprehensive assortment of all duty-free core categories such as perfume and cosmetics, confectionary as well as tobacco, jewellery and travel accessories. Travelers will further enjoy a refined selection of local food, rums and souvenirs providing tourists with a great sense of place and attractive memories of this enchanting tropical region and its culture.

Iuliia Tore