USA. San Diego International Airport, which is tendering its duty free contract, is to offer a seven-year concession term rather than five as originally stated. The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority revised its RFP solicitation on Thursday. The lease agreement with the winning bidder will now run from 1 June 2018, with an end date of 31 May 2025.

The airport has extended the contract length to seven years, with Duty Free Americas the incumbent

As reported, the airport is seeking proposals from potential partners for the duty free concession at Terminal 2 West.

The incumbent is Duty Free Americas. The company had sales of US$506,956 in 2016, according to the airport’s RFP documents.

San Diego Airport handled 20.7 million passengers in 2016, of which 762,156 were international. The airport has non-stop international flights from T2 to Canada, the UK, Mexico and Japan. Non-stop services to Germany and Switzerland are scheduled to begin this summer.

NOTE TO AIRPORT OPERATORS: The Moodie Davitt Report is the industry’s most popular channel for launching commercial proposals and for publishing the results. If you wish to promote an Expression of Interest, Request for Proposals or full tender process for any sector of airport revenues, simply e-mail Martin Moodie atMartin@MoodieDavittReport.com.

We have a variety of options that will ensure you reach the widest, most high-quality concessionaire/retailer/operator base in the industry – globally and immediately.

Similarly, The Moodie Davitt Report is the only international business intelligence service and industry media to cover all airport consumer services, revenue generating and otherwise. We embrace all airport non-aeronautical revenues, including property, passenger lounges, car parking, hotels, hospital and other medical facilities, the Internet, advertising and related revenue streams.

Please send relevant material, including images, to Martin Moodie atMartin@MoodieDavittReport.com for instant, quality global coverage.

All such stories are consolidated in our popular Tender News section (see home page dropdown menu) that has been running since 2003.