Travel retail highlights

Model opening


“The commercial programme we have developed here shows the potential of the master concession model to enhance both commercial revenues and passenger experience.”

That was how Lagardère Travel Retail Chairman and CEO Dag Rasmussen described last month's grand opening of a key retail and foodservices operation in China at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport’s new Terminal 3.

More than 90 outlets across all product categories, including luxury, travel essentials, speciality goods and food & beverage, feature in the 8,000 sq m concession.

Rasmussen said Lagardère Travel Retail had worked in close partnership with airport company Hubei Airport Group and brands to create an offer “on par with the best international airports”, blending international, national and local brands.

A firm focus has been placed on Sense of Place, with the terminal and outlets reflecting Wuhan’s history, culture and cuisine.

“Our opening here in Wuhan is another milestone for our development in the Asia Pacific region,” concluded Lagardère Travel Retail COO – Asia Pacific Emmanuel de Place.

Milestone opening: From left to right, Lagardère Travel Retail CEO – Greater China Eudes Fabre; Hubei Airports Group Industrial Company General Manager Liu Zhanming; Lagardère Travel Retail Chairman and CEO Dag Rasmussen; Consul General of France in Wuhan Olivier Guyonvarch; Hubei Airports Group Industrial Company Vice-General Manager Meng Qingju; and Lagardère Travel Retail COO – Asia Pacific Emmanuel de Place.

A variety of international luxury brands feature, including Ermenegildo Zegna (above) and Calvin Klein Jeans and Emporio Armani (both pictured below).

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The Moodie Davitt e-Zine | Issue 251 | 12 November 2018