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Duty Free agreement to transform shopping experience at new Passenger Terminal Building

Posted 19 November 2018 · Add Comment

A key contract aimed at enhancing the duty free offerings at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) was awarded on the final day of this yearís Bahrain International Airshow.


Bahrain Duty Free Company (BDFC) will invest a range of retail outlets at the Duty Free, located in the Departures area of the new Passenger Terminal Building.

His Excellency the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) Chairman, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed and BDFC managing director Abdullah Buhindi signed the 10-year contract. In attendance were BAC chief executive officer Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, BDFC General Manager, Bassam Al Wardi and other officials from both companies. BAC, represented by Mr Al Binfalah, and BDFC, represented by Al-Wardi, also signed a 15-year concession agreement.

The 10-year agreement for the operation of retail outlets in the Duty Free area will see leading brands offer a wide selection of products ranging from fashion and accessories to travel bags, eyewear, toys, electronics, and jewellery.

HE the Minister said: “We are very pleased to partner with BDFC and look forward to working together in the coming months to improve the duty free shopping experience. By increasing its investment in BIA’s duty free offerings, BDFC is supporting local businesses and helping to ensure that the aviation sector becomes a key driver for growth in commerce and retail. We are confident that passengers travelling through the new terminal will discover a truly transformed shopping experience.”

Buhindi added: "We are delighted to sign these agreements with Bahrain Airport Company, which will enhance the relationship between our companies and improve the duty free offerings at BIA. We are especially proud to sign the agreement for the operation of core Duty Free categories. We believe that our 27 years of expertise in this area will help to ensure travellers at the new Passenger Terminal Building will enjoy a first class duty free experience

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