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The duty-free concession at the new airport will be operated by Lagardère Travel Retail, which secured the 10-year concession back in September

Lagardere awarded 10-year contract at Blaise Diagne airport

Lagardère Travel Retail Chairman and CEO Dag Rasmussen is relishing the opportunity to enter a new region

Lagardère Travel Retail has been awarded a 10-year contract to manage shops at the new Sénégal Blaise Diagne International airport (AIBD) that will officially open on December 7. AIBD will be managed by the Operating Company, a consortium composed of Summa, Limak and AIBD S.A. (Senegalese government).

The retailer will operate duty-free shops covering a total of 1,000 sq m, offering perfumes and cosmetics, confectionery, tobacco, liquor, accessories and electronics. It will also run a 100sq m Relay Store focusing on press, books, snacks and souvenirs.

In 2016, the existing Leopold Sedar Senghor international airport, welcomed close to two million passengers.

In a joint-statement welcoming the retailer, Operating Company boards members, Hakan Oztürk, (Limak) and Haydar Ergun (Summa) said: “With a worldwide company, highly experienced in duty-free and with ambitious objectives, we want to offer our passengers a wide and varied offer. We are very happy to welcome Lagardère in Dakar.”

Lagardère Travel Retail Chairman and CEO Dag Rasmussen stated: “We are very proud to have been awarded this new concession in Senegal, which is the 33rd country in which we will be present in travel-retail. We are taking a step further by entering a new region that offers many opportunities for our group.

“Lagardère Travel Retail and the Operating Company will work in close collaboration to be ready for an opening before December 7 2017. We will do our utmost to live up to the expectations and to provide a service and experience of the highest quality.”