long established duty free retailer (majority-owned by Flemingo International) will offer a selection of perfume and cosmetics brands, Polish and ‘foreign’ spirit brands, plus tobacco, domestic and foreign confectionery, as well as areas featuring local Polish products and children’s goods.
“We are looking forward to this walk-through shop,” said Piotr Kazimierski, CEO at Baltona.
“It is a real opportunity for us to know the business better thanks to this experience.”
The new retail and F&B outlet is located in the newly remodelled non-Schengen Terminal, which also features F&B outlets such as Travel Chef and Cavarious.
Baltona describes Travel Chef as ‘a modern concept adapted to the needs of passengers in a hurry,’ featuring classical dining with a traditional local elements, while Cavarious is the company’s new coffee concept outlet.
Baltona says this latter outlet offers traditional and alternative methods of making coffee, offering new experiences.
The retailer adds that Katowice International Airport is the fourth largest airport in Poland in traffic terms, handling around 5m passengers across three terminals – A, B (departures) and C (arrivals) as well as a cargo terminal.
The latest Terminal C building (arrivals) opened last year (27 June), while the airport also gained a new 3,200m runway last year.
Baltona Duty Free is Poland’s biggest duty free retailer, working across several regional airports and multiple master concessions and its management claims to have accounted for a 50% market share of the country’s duty free business in 2015.
The company has decades of duty free and retail experience across a wide spectrum of 50-plus retail outlets, including inflight, diplomatic, military, borders, ferries, ships chandelling, plus food and beverage and convenience offerings.