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Sydney Airport promises to transform its duty free experience

Sydney Airport claims that its international passengers will enjoy a new duty free retail experience from today following the appointment of new concessionaire, Heinemann Duty Free.

According to the airport, Heinemann is set to transform the duty free experience over the next 12 months and will create a new, unique shopping experience with an extensive selection of brands at attractive prices and two dining concepts, headed by celebrity chef, Luke Mangan.

“Heinemann is the world’s third largest travel retailer and we selected them for the exclusive brands and value they will provide to more than 13 million passengers who travel internationally from Sydney Airport each year,” enthuses Sydney Airport's managing director and chief executive officer, Kerrie Mather.

“We are looking forward to working with Heinemann over the next year to transform the airport’s duty free offering and create a retail experience that’s uniquely Sydney.”


Heinemann Asia Pacific chief executive officer Max Heinemann claims that travellers at Sydney Airport would make significant savings on duty free items.

“We’re going to give passengers a fantastic retail experience with outstanding service and exclusive international brands at attractive prices,” he pledged.

Heinemann’s Sydney operations will employ a workforce of over 550 staff, with the company set to invest more than A$60 million (€40 million) in its new location.

Heinemann Duty Free will offer travellers an extensive selection of perfumes and cosmetics, wines and spirits, confectionery, tobacco products and accessories across six shops at Sydney Airport’s T1 terminal.

Work will commence immediately on a refit of the duty free stores, with work to be staged over the next 11 months to minimise disruption to travellers. Three stores in departures and two stores in arrivals will be completed in January 2016, with a final arrivals store to be open by mid-2016.

The new stores are being designed by Gebr. Heinemann’s in-house design team in collaboration with the renowned Australian architectural firms Geyer and Lava. As with all Heinemann duty free shops, the design will incorporate a sense of place and in this instance, will be inspired Sydney’s beautiful harbour, beaches and laid-back sophistication.

In addition to its core product range, Heinemann will be offering an exciting collection of premium fashion and accessories brands, a large selection of toys and games, local and international delicacies and a local section featuring Australian products.

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