Prague Airport in the Czech Republic began operations at its new 2,200m² (24,000ft²) commercial zone at Terminal (T2) yesterday (Thursday, January 24). The zone currently includes six retail units and a self-service restaurant. A children’s corner is set to be added in the coming months.
The commercial zone has been developed in response to growing passenger numbers at the airport and represents the biggest expansion of T2’s retail space since it launched operations.
“In line with the airport’s long-term strategy, the new T2 commercial zone will help Prague Airport meet the demand of an ever-growing number of passengers, include a new and interesting range of products on offer, provide passengers with a wider selection and, last but not least, increase their comfort while shopping and dining,” said Václav Řehoř, chairman of the Prague Airport board of directors.
The commercial zone features three fashion boutiques in The Fashion Place, a Rituals cosmetics shop, a mono-brand shop offering Italian handbags by Coccinelle and a Hamleys toy shop. The restaurant is a unique market concept run by the Swiss Marché International chain, which already operates two venues in Terminal 1.
The number of business units at Prague Airport has risen to 114 with the addition of the new shops and the restaurant. “It will continue to remain our strategy within the non-aviation business segment to provide the broadest and the most appealing offer of services and goods, while maintaining passenger comfort at a high level. This will, however, involve both construction and technological advancements at the airport. That is one of the reasons we have been implementing the airport’s long-term development plan. Alongside other aspects, it involves new non-aviation business segment development options,” added Řehoř.
Interested in the development of airport retail areas? Check out the ‘Commercial Development, Retail, Concessions & Media’ stream at the Passenger Terminal Conference, which takes place during Passenger Terminal Expo, on March 26, 27 and 28, 2019, in London.