SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free Store has expanded its duty free buying offer and associated advantages on non-touchdown tourism flights (so-known as ‘flights to nowhere’).
As reported, a non-touchdown vacationer flight passes via overseas airspace with out touchdown and returns to the departure airport. Because the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport issued worldwide tourism flight permits final December, the idea has confirmed well-liked with journey-starved Koreans.
From 27 February, Lotte Duty Free will prolong its duty free buying offer to travellers flying on Korean Air’s A380. From March, a rise in journey demand for unique areas is anticipated with the Spring heat climate.
Korea’s duty free business has launched advantages for patrons on ‘flights to nowhere’ in an try to maximise buy – the common spend is 2.5 instances increased than buyer purchases pre COVID-19.
In March, passengers on non-touchdown tourism flights can obtain up to KRW600,000 (US$541) in LDF PAY advantages relying on their whole buy quantity with Lotte Duty Free in addition to membership factors value up to US$540 on Lotte Duty Free’s on-line web site. The whole worth of advantages that passengers can obtain totals US$1,550.
Relying on the airline and journey class, Lotte Duty Free will present on-line membership upgrades to Purple or Black. As well as, clients utilizing Asiana Airways, Jeju Air, Air Seoul or T’manner Air can obtain 3% cashback (up to KRW10,000/US$9) for purchases on Toss, a preferred cellular cash switch software.
Lotte Duty Free has partnered with Korean Air, Air Asiana and Air Busan for specific product showcases and items. Relying on the airline, passengers can count on to obtain well-liked magnificence model merchandise reminiscent of Aveda haircare merchandise, Lab Sequence cleanser samples, Lunasol skincare units and La Roche-Posay skincare units. For Korean Air passengers, premium baggage model Rimowa will likely be supplied as a prize in an in-flight raffle occasion.
With the newest additions of Korean Air, Asiana and low-value provider Jin Air, Lotte Duty Free now supplies duty free service onboard seven airways working ‘flights to nowhere’. A complete of twenty-two non-touchdown tourism flights will likely be made in March with airways and Lotte Duty Free. Passengers can get pleasure from tax exemption advantages relevant to abroad travellers – alcohol (inside 1 litre, US$400), tobacco (200 sticks), fragrance (60ml) and the fundamental US$600 value of different duty free merchandise.
Lotte Duty Free clients who buy onboard non-touchdown tourism flights from December to February have displayed a desire for not solely simply skincare, cosmetics and perfumes favoured by Koreans, however demand is excessive for leather-based wallets and jewelry too. The proportion of gross sales of overseas cosmetics was 34%, vogue accounted for 30% and watches & jewelry was 14%. Particularly, wallets, purses, and footwear from luxurious manufacturers reminiscent of Chanel, Hermès and Prada are favoured, whereas Biotherm males’s cosmetics, premium child cosmetics model Primage and Italian jewelry model Damiani additionally well-liked.
Lee Jung-min, head of the net platform enterprise division at Lotte Duty Free, mentioned: “Lotte Duty Free’s market share of non-touchdown tourism flight duty free gross sales has surpassed 50%. We are going to safe wider number of in-demand merchandise and partnership advantages to repay clients help.”