Moments in time
We compile the most spectacular images from the past 20 years that perfectly capture the industry’s beauty, splendour and creativity.
Magical memories: A dazzling Legend of Flower performance, showcasing the colours, rhythms and sounds of Korea, was the highlight of the 2012 Trinity Forum Gala Dinner. The event was hosted by Incheon International Airport.
High stakes: Airport Authority Hong Kong’s powerful advertising images captured perfectly the drama and allure of its 2011 core category tenders
Bear market: No-one could have expected a giant yellow teddy bear to anchor the spectacular Hamad International Airport in Doha when it opened in 2014, but there was no mistaking its impact or its instant iconic status
The spirit of flight: This imposing sculpture by UK artist Richard Wilson is a magnificent centrepiece for Heathrow Airport’s dazzling new Terminal 2. At 78m long and weighing 77 tonnes it simultaneously captures the wonder, majesty and spectacle of air travel.
Using the force: Travellers at Singapore Changi were treated to an intergalactic Star Wars experience as part of the airport’s year-end festive celebrations in 2015
Taking it in his stride: Johnnie Walker’s brand symbol The Striding Man greets travellers to Taipei Taoyuan Airport’s Johnnie Walker House in this image. The House is one of few at airports worldwide, and acts as an ‘embassy’ for the brand’s luxury expressions since 2015.
Know where you are: The arrivals zone at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport is a beautifully choreographed showcase for the country’s art and values – and helped kick off our Sense of Place eZine series in 2015
Asserting authority: Helping to instil Sense of Place at Vancouver International Airport, ‘Raven Stealing the Beaver Lake’ is a carved cedar pole by artist Reg Davidson which illustrates an episode of Haida creation myth
Scaling new heights: The DFS Venice opening in 2016 was a landmark in travel retail history – and required coverage to match
Where tradition meets technology: The first downtown duty free store in Japan outside Okinawa opened its doors in January 2016 through joint venture Japan Duty Free Ginza
Flying high: An acrobatic display above the central market square lifts the 2016 official opening of Munich Airport’s €900 million satellite terminal into something spectacular
Throwing shapes: Traditional Indian dance on a hugely memorable evening at the 2016 Trinity Forum Gala Dinner
Festival of light: Conceptual artwork Mirror Carousel takes pride of place at the front of the 4,000sq m beauty hall at Shinsegae Duty Free’s first store in Myeong-dong, Seoul, which opened in 2016
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