Date: January, 2014


Flemingo International’s Starter has commenced its operations at Juan Santamaria International airport, Costa Rica last month. The operation has been started in a space of 74 Sq M at the arrivals section with a contract period of four years.
The store is carrying food and beverages including snacks, sandwiches, hot dogs, rolls, coffee, water, soft drinks and beer in addition to flowers, toiletries, gifts, souvenirs and travel accessories. The business has been steadily growing from the start of the operations and the response from the passengers and airport staff as well as taxi drivers, etc has been very positive in the first 20 days of trading
Total arrival passengers travelling through the airports was 2.3 Million as of last year. The traffic is a mix of US and Canadian origin, LATAM and Europe.
Starter also plans to create an Airport Employee Service where home utility products would be delivered to their work station by 6 pm if they order by noon. The brand also plans to launch combo packs (Meal, water and beverage) as well as Costa Rica pavilion showcasing goods manufactured and retailed exclusively from the country in the near future.
For Flemingo, this format plays an integral part in achieving its vision of 2B.BY 2020. The company was recently awarded contract to operate eight convenience, book store formats in two airports in Indonesia.
With the brands Starter and Xpress operating today at three locations (Gdansk as part of a MASTER retail contract, Costa Rica and Malaysia). Flemingo is all set to open further 40 outlets by the year end 2014 mainly in LATAM / South East Asia.