King Khalid Airport duty free sales up +12% against September-November 2019 period

SAUDI ARABIA. Riyadh Airports Firm (RAC) has reported a carry in duty free sales of near +12% at King Khalid Worldwide Airport (KKIA) for the months overlaying September-November against the identical 2019 period.

The encouraging outcomes have been achieved by duty free operator Lagardère Journey Retail in shops throughout terminals 1 and a pair of of the airport.

RAC described the achievement as a “clear indication of passenger restoration”, because it presses on with its bold progress targets for the Riyadh airport, a topic lately lined in-depth by The Moodie Davitt Report.

RAC additionally reported the current opening of KKIA’s first McDonald’s outlet within the landside concourse of Terminal 1, the place early sales have been very encouraging, it famous.

The increasing industrial provide at King Khalid Worldwide Airport is delivering wonderful outcomes for Riyadh Airports Firm

The airport operator added that it’s assured for progress prospects in 2022 and past with good indicators of sales restoration in current industrial retailers at KKIA and the upcoming opening of Terminals 3 and 4.

RAC additionally pointed to a plethora of worldwide occasions scheduled to occur in Riyadh subsequent 12 months, which is able to generate notable extra industrial air visitors to KKIA. That, it stated, will contribute in direction of Saudi Arabia’s Imaginative and prescient 2030, which has the target of delivering 100 million vacationers to the nation yearly by that 12 months, from 42 million principally non secular pilgrims in 2019.

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Riyadh Airports Firm Appearing VP, Industrial Group Abdulaziz Al-Asaker stated: “We’re more than happy to see the sturdy restoration throughout our duty free operations over the previous couple of months.

“While a number of the sales improve comes from new classes, there may be additionally stable spend per pax progress throughout the enterprise together with sturdy passenger restoration.”

He added: “It is extremely satisfying to see the outcomes of sturdy collaboration shining by means of and we’ll proceed to work with our companions to construct on this restoration base.”