Date: January 2016

Flemingo sweeps all contracts in face of stiff competition
– 2016 begins on a high note with launch of new services
– Anirban Dutta Chowdhury joins as CEO of Flemingo India

MUMBAI, January 20, 2016: The New Year has began on a high note for Flemingo International, the company has been awarded contract to operate the duty-free concession at 9 (nine) airports across India.

The airports where Flemingo will operate are: Chennai, Kolkata, Calicut, Trichy, Mangalore, Goa, Ahmadabad, Amritsar and Lucknow.

“We are very pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with Airport Authority of India and to get another proof, in face of some stiff competition, that our approach is a winning one, said Mr. Atul Ahuja, CEO, Flemingo International. This win reaffirms our position as the No.1 duty free player in the region.”

“Flemingos footprint would be highly visible to the international travelers as Chennai and Kolkata airports are amongst the Top 5 International Airports with connections to all the major destinations across the world,” Mr. Ahuja added.

The contract duration for all the concessions is for 7 years except for the Trichy concession which runs for 10 years.

The new concession will now run from 2016 2023 and cover Liquor, Tobacco, Confectionery, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Fashion, Fashion Accessories, Electronics and destination categories.
Since making our debut in India, we have developed an understanding of the market which is next to none, Mr. Ahuja said. We look forward to delivering world-class service for the AAI airports and its passengers.

Commenting on this development, Mr. Deepak Shastri, APD, Chennai International Airport, AAI said “We are delighted to have Flemingo International partner us in bringing alive the Retail & Duty Free concepts at the International Airports across India. This partnership has worked for us in the past and now we are looking forward to some exciting new concepts to provide passengers a unique experience and world class Duty Free Shopping”

Flemingo India which will now be headed by Mr. Anirban Dutta Chowdhury, who joined Flemingo India recently as the Chief Executive Officer from Nuance Group India.
Mr. Chowdhury in expressing his gratitude and reaffirming Flemingos position said: “We would like to thank the Airport Authority of India for having accepted our proposal and giving us the opportunity to continue working with them.”

He said that the company has developed a detailed understanding of the changing needs of the Indian passengers over the last few years and has proposed a retail offer which is very global in its appeal. We are confident that we will continue to delight the passengers passing through the Airports, he said. Anirban went on to add, A contract duration of at least seven years and with commercial space increasing by 2X in most of the locations, gives us an added impetus to roll out our new store concepts and more effective merchandising & marketing plans.

Flemingo International has also undertaken a host of new e initiatives including launch of Flemingo Reserve, the pre-order site for all Flemingo operations. This dedicated pre-order service ( Flemingo Reserve), will be available across all the Airports in India where Flemingo operates.

About Flemingo Duty Free

Flemingo started its operations in India with duty free shops in 4 airports. At present, Flemingo is present in 11 International airports and 8 seaports. The duty free outlets are in Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Trivandrum, Calicut, Mangalore, Trichy, Amritsar, Jaipur, Lucknow, Ahmedabad airports, and the Seaports in Mumbai, Haldia, Paradip, Goa, Kolkata, JNPT, Mangalore, Mundra.

The company also manages the Mumbai duty free, the largest duty free in the country covering an area of 50,000 Sq Ft along with its partner DFS. The JV also has fashion and accessories shops in Delhi.

Flemingo International, parent company of Flemingo Duty Free is one of the fastest growing travel retail and duty free operators in the world. Flemingo currently is present in 34 countries with over 200 operations and focuses on emerging markets. Flemingo operates across different formats including duty free shops in airports, cruise ships, borders, downtown, seaports; diplomatic duty free, in addition to inflight supply as well as convenience, food & beverage and luxury retail outlets at airports. With emerging market focus, Flemingo operates master concession as well as partners with airports to lend its expertise, operational strength as well as infrastructure assistance.

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