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Dufry signs 10 year extension to Cancun duty free contract

Dufry has signed an agreement with Aeropuertos del Sureste (ASUR) to extend its duty free contract at Cancun Airport for another ten years.

The contract at Cancun Airport, which welcomes close to 20 million passengers per year, covers retail space of more than 6,000 m2, including approximately 1,500 m2 in the new Terminal 4, which is due to be opened in 2017.

The renewed contract also includes the operations at Cozumel airport.

Following the renewed agreement, Dufry will immediately start to refurbish the existing shops at Cancun Terminal 3 and develop a walk-trough concept at Cozumel airport, to be completed in 2017.

The space at the new Cancun Terminal 4 will also be developed in 2017 and will be ready for the opening of the Terminal and will feature Dufry’s latest shop design concepts.

As well as a vast assortment of duty-free core categories such as liquor, tobacco, perfumes and cosmetics and confectionery, customers will also be offered watches, fine and fashion jewelry, accessories, fashion, leather goods and writing instruments.

A strong focus across the product mix will be put on destination products with 'the Tequileria' and 'Discover Mexico' concepts offering a wide selection of local products, food and souvenirs as a tribute to the Mexican cultural heritage and to provide visitors with a distinct sense of place.

From 2020 to 2023 Dufry will also gradually refurbish the other shops at Cancun Airport.

Julian Diaz, CEO of Dufry, commented: “We are all very happy to have reached this agreement with ASUR to continue to operate at one of the fastest growing airports in Latin America and I would like to thank the management of ASUR for the longstanding relationship of mutual trust.

"It is our ambition to develop a state-of-the art commercial environment and a compelling offer, exceeding the expectations of the passengers and creating value for both Aeropuertos del Sureste and Dufry.”

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