Sydney Airport has awarded its news and books portfolio for departures at Terminal 2 domestic to Lagardère Travel Retail as part of a significant investment to enhance the passenger experience.
The announcement follows a competitive tender process that sought a provider to deliver a contemporary retail experience for passengers, visitors and staff at Australia’s busiest domestic terminal.
Lagardère Travel Retail will now operate the entire category’s offerings by delivering a modern selection of brands that showcase an array of authors, news publications and travel essentials.
Glyn Williams, Sydney Airport’s general manager for retail, said, “We’re proud to award the news and books portfolio at T2 departures to Lagardère Travel Retail.
“Our existing partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail at T3 domestic has delivered innovative new brands such as Watermark Books & Café – a contemporary spin on a classic news and books offering that incorporates an integrated café proudly serving Campos Coffee, while providing customers with the chance to shop a range of unique travel essentials.”
The transformation of T2 will continue in 2018, when a staged improvements program will deliver better wayfinding and improved sightlines, new retail concepts and relaxed dwell areas.
Matthieu Mercier, CEO, Pacific Lagardère Travel Retail, added, “We are delighted to be awarded the news and books concession of five locations across T2, extending our long and successful partnership with Sydney Airport. This comes after the renewal of the T3 travel essential concession, so 2017 will remain as a milestone for us at Sydney Airport.”