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New duty free outlet opens at Kannur International Airport


GMR Kannur Duty Free Services Ltd today launched its first duty free outlet amid much fanfare and enthusiasm at the Kannur International Airport.

Located at International Arrivals, the new outlet offers an assortment of some of the world’s most popular brands across liquor, perfume, confectionery, tobacco, travel essentials and authentic handpicked souvenirs.

Rajesh Arora, CEO of business development for GMR Airports Limited (GAL), said: “As one of the leading private airport developer-operators globally, GMR Airports has a strong track record of creating and delivering world-class airports and airport travel retail offerings including duty free outlets at major airports such as Delhi and Hyderabad.

“We are now very happy to be partnering with Kannur International Airport Limited and are excited about the potential of the airport. Our aim is to bring best-in-class brands, offers and shopping experience to the shoppers that are on par with the global best.

“GMR Kannur Duty Free Services Ltd is committed to becoming one of the best travel retailers in South India by providing unmatched value proposition and enhanced shopping experience to its customers.”

GMR Airports has a concession agreement with Kannur International Airport Limited to develop, operate, maintain and manage the duty free outlet at Kannur International Airport on an exclusive basis.

Under the concession agreement, GAL would design, finance and operate the duty free shops at Kannur International Airport for a period of seven years, with a potential option for a further three year extension.

Kannur International Airport was commissioned on 9 December 2018, and is the 4th international airport in Indian state of Kerala.


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