ABU Dhabi Duty Free has returned favourable year-end results showing an increase of eight per cent in total revenue in 2005.
Statistics show that average spend per head increased to $46 over last year’s $44 for all departing passengers, reportedly among the highest in the industry.
In terms of category performance, Beauty and Fragrance did exceptionally well with an increase of 19 per cent over the previous year. However, food sales were down 10.3 per cent due to changes in passenger profile and the decrease in Gulf Air flights.
“Etihad’s network expansion has resulted in ADDF receiving new travellers with varying profiles. It was a challenge as we started to cater to their different needs. In addition, the increase in the number of travellers driven by Etihad more than compensated the loss of Gulf Air travellers. We expect a minimum of 20 per cent increase in passenger numbers next year. The main satellite terminal is undergoing renovations and plans for the new Etihad Terminal are underway,” said Mohamed Mounib, managing director of Abu Dhabi Duty Free & In Flight Catering.
New look for website
Online sales of the Abu Dhabi Duty Free “Big Ticket” have virtually doubled since the launch of their new website recently, at addf.ae. The new site has information on special offers and new arrivals as well as material on onsite facilities available to passengers and visitors.
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