As part of a £100m retail space redevelopment, a new duty free shop selling brands such as MAC, Tom Ford, Jo Malone, Chanel and Burberry is due to open at Luton Airport this summer.
A tender process is currently underway for other brands to secure the remaining 43 concessions available as part of the airport’s £100m project to redevelop its 8,700 square metre retail and dining space.
As part of the redevelopment, the airport has appointed LS Travel Retail UK & Ireland to operate a 1,700 square metre flagship Tax and Duty Free store featuring luxury goods, affordable luxury and high street products.
According to London Luton Airport (LLA) data, 79% of travellers at the airport are ABC1s, while a fifth are business passengers, making the space a prime retail opportunity for high end brands.
LLA’s commercial director Rupert Lawrie said: “We are creating an incredible new retail space that will exceed the expectations of our passengers. LS travel retail has proved to be a truly fantastic partner and through the tender has shown that it understands and shares our vision for the future of the airport.
“The new 1,700 sq m walkthrough duty-free Store, together with a further 7,000sq m of exciting retail and dining options will create a unique experience within UK aviation. We are focused on ensuring the very best possible experience for passengers choosing to fly to over 100 destinations from one of London’s’ fastest growing airports.”
LS Travel Tetail UK & Ireland managing director Fin Casey commented: “For LLA we have developed a unique retail vision highlighting: “It’s a London thing”, mixing the iconic features and latest trends of London.”