Avolta wins new 6-year duty-paid contract at Maceió-Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport in Brazil

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Avolta AG (SIX: AVOL) is delighted to announce a new six year contract at Brazil’s Maceió-Zumbi dos Palmares airport to operate a 170m² duty paid store. An international gateway to vibrant tourist destinations and historic cities, the airport attracts over 2.5 million passengers annually (2023 figures), and with the win of this duty paid contract in a new airport location, Avolta further extends its already significant footprint in Brazil.

The duty-paid store, which began trading at the end of January, has a walk through format, and is located at the heart of the Departures area. Travelers can shop all the core product categories, including perfumes & cosmetics, liquor, foods & confectionery, jewelry & watches, accessories including fashion items, toys, and souvenirs.

Enrique Urioste, Avolta’s President & CEO for LATAM comments, “We are delighted to have been awarded this new contract at Maceió-Zumbi dos Palmares airport and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Aena and the airport team for the trust they have shown in us.

As the leading global travel experience player, we will leverage our extensive knowledge and expertise in this region to take the airport’s shopping experience to an entirely new level for the millions of passengers who visit this airport each year. We look forward to working in close partnership with Aena to deliver the vision they have for the retail experience at Maceió-Zumbi dos Palmares airport, as we move closer to creating a travel experience revolution.”

Juan José Sánchez, CCO of Aena Brasil remarks, “Aena has been working to provide amazing travel experiences to passengers at its airports. The offer of a new commercial mix – with more shopping, services, and restaurants – is part of the new approach implemented at airports in Brazil. We are pleased to have Avolta on board to carry out this project at Maceió Airport.”

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About Avolta
Avolta AG, (SIX: AVOL) is a leading global travel experience player. With the traveler at its strategic core, Avolta maximizes every moment of the traveler’s journey through its combination of travel retail and travel food & beverage, passion for innovation and excellent execution. Avolta’s well-diversified business across geographical, channel and brand portfolio pillars operates in 73 countries and more than 1,000 locations, with over 5,100 points of sale across three segments – duty-free, food & beverage and convenience – and various channels, including airports, motorways, cruises ferries, railway, border shops and downtown. An inherent element of Avolta’s business strategy is found in ESG, aiming for sustainable and profitable growth of the company while fostering high standards of environmental stewardship and social equity – making meaningful impact in the local communities. The company’s access to 2.3 billion passengers each year reinforces the power of it’s more than 76,000 people, committed to surprising guests and delivering solid execution, supporting the company in creating value for all stakeholders.

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