cial logoINDIA. Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is preparing to launch a global tender to develop, operate and run duty free stores at the airport’s new Terminal 3.

The RFP is expected to be issued on 1 March.

The Moodie Davitt Report is providing exclusive global coverage of the tender in one of India’s best-performing airports for retail, working with one of the country’s most successful airport authorities.

The new Terminal 3 is expected to be operational next month. The 1.5 million square feet facility will include an extensive retail and food & beverage offer. The duty free proposition will include both arrivals and departures stores. The arrivals business is particularly important at Cochin, accounting for around 90% of existing sales.


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The spectacular new 1.5 million sq ft T3 will include an extensive retail and food & beverage offer, including arrivals and departures duty free shops

The duty free business at the airport is currently operated by CDRSL under a  Management and Procurement contract. The incumbent Management and Procurement contract partners are World Duty Free Group,  Kreol (Mr. A.S. Lal ) and Alpha Kreol India Ltd.

We’ll bring you full store and contract details in coming days as part of our intensive coverage of this important contract opportunity.

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