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Lagardère Travel Retail opens a new Aelia Duty Free shop at Cagliari airport


Lagardère Travel Retail

Cagliari, 8 July 2020

Lagardère Travel Retail is pleased to announce that a new Aelia Duty Free Shop store opened on July 1, 2020 at the Cagliari Elmas airport in the area immediately following the security checks.

With a total area of ​​about 200 square meters and dedicated staff, the Aelia Duty Free Shop store at Cagliari airport is the twentieth to open in Italy, after those already present in the airports of Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino, Venice, Treviso, Trieste, Brindisi and Palermo.

The Aelia Duty Free Shop concept is the flagship format of the international Lagardère Travel Retail group and was designed to offer travelers a shopping experience made of authenticity, refinement and customer care. The selection of products on sale includes local and international items of the highest quality, exclusive travel memories and a vast choice among the most prestigious brands of perfumery and international wine & spirit. The most innovative payment methods are also activated.

Of course, all the safety and distancing indications to protect the sales staff and customers according to the anti-Covid-19 regulation have been scrupulously followed.

In wishing good work to the new team of Aelia Duty Free shop Lucio Rossetto – CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail Italia – said: We are delighted and proud to expand our collaboration with Cagliari airport. In a difficult situation for our country and for the sustainability of our companies, we believe that this new opening can quickly bring satisfaction and send a signal of optimism to the whole sector.

In turn, David Crognaletti Chief Commercial Officer of SOGAER, commented: The expansion of the commercial offer of Lagardère Travel Retail on our airport shows the strategic and consolidated partnership between our companies and is a further strong sign of great confidence both in the decisive recovery of the sector and in the potential of the Cagliari airport which aims at an ever greater internationalization.

Lagardère Travel Retail is one of the divisions of the French Lagardère group. It is a leading global leader in the travel sales sector, active with 4,800 points of sale in airports, railway stations and other concessions in 39 countries around the world with its three business lines: Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Fashion and Food Service. It manages an annual turnover of around 5 billion euros, managed directly. Lagardère Travel Retail has a unique holistic approach that aims to exceed passengers’ expectations during their journey and to optimize the assets of the lessors and the brands of the partners.

SOGAER, which has managed Cagliari Airport since 1992, strives daily to guarantee airport services at the highest levels of quality and safety, to plan the growth of airport structures and facilities and to encourage the development of economic activities both inside the airport and in the area. . After obtaining total management of the Cagliari airport in 2007 for 40 years, SOGAER was granted the ENAC approval for the program contract in 2012. Since 2016, SOGAER has participated in the ‘Airport Carbon Accreditation’, an independent and voluntary program that aims at the progressive reduction of CO2 emissions in the airport area. The company management is currently engaged in expanding the flight network and in carrying out important infrastructure works that will significantly improve the comfort and efficiency of the airport.

The ‘Mario Mameli’ airport of Cagliari-Elmas is the most important airport in Sardinia both in terms of traffic volumes and size. In 2019 passenger traffic amounted to 4,739,077 units, while aircraft traffic reached 34,921 movements. Cagliari is currently connected with direct scheduled flights to the main European and national destinations.

One of the two divisions of the Lagardère group, Lagardère Travel Retail is a global leader in the travel retail industry. Operating 4,800 stores across Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Fashion and Foodservice in airports, railway stations and other concessions in 39 countries and territories, Lagardère Travel Retail generated €5.5 bn in sales in 2019 (managed 100%).
Lagardère Travel Retail has a unique holistic approach aimed at exceeding travelers' expectations throughout their journey, and optimizing landlords' assets and partners' brands. ● @LagardereTR

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