Travel Retail Domodedovo (TRD), a joint venture between Gebr Heinemann and its local partner Greenway, has opened a 1,290ft2 (120m2) arrival shop at Ekaterinburg International Airport Koltsovo.
The new shop is located at the arrivals level of the international terminal, after passport control, offering spirits, perfume and cosmetics, confectionery and toys, with a special focus on travel exclusives.
As well as giving passengers a last-minute chance to buy gifts, the shop offers passengers from the Eurasian Customs Union (which includes Russia) the opportunity to purchase duty-free goods, which they are unable to do on departure.
“We are very proud to partner with Koltsovo Airport to extend our business and launch the new arrival concept together,” said Sergey Govorushko, general manager at Travel Retail Domodedovo. “This is a great confirmation of our entrepreneurial commitment at the airport and an excellent basis for further turnover growth. Extending our business with arrival shops gives us the opportunity to serve all arriving passengers and thus reach out to customers in a completely different way.”
Gebr Heinemann is investing heavily in the arrival duty-free business in Russia, having recently opened shops in Moscow and St Petersburg. By 2020, the company anticipates having arrival shops in all Russian airports where it is already represented through partnerships (for example in Samara, Kazan, Novosibirsk and Chelyabinsk).