Frankfurt, Germany (ots) - Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is undergoing a
major redevelopment and expansion of shopping facilities that will
see total retail space at Terminals 1 and 2 grow from about 13'600 to
20'000 square meters by 2007. In the past few years, Terminal 1 has
already been significantly transformed with new shops and
restaurants, new retailing concepts, and additional space. This is
only the beginning of the growing shoppers' paradise that Fraport AG
is developing at FRA.
The goal of Fraport AG's Traffic and Retail (VTM) strategic
business division is to enhance the attractiveness of shopping and
gastronomy at Frankfurt Airport in order to increase retailing
revenues steadily. For many years, the growth curve for retailing
revenues has outpaced the growth in passenger traffic at FRA.
Passengers are and will continue to be the primary target group for
Frankfurt Airport Shopping. The majority of the new shops will be
located past the security check points in the so-called "airside"
areas of the terminals at Germany's largest airport.
Additional shopping malls are planned for both Terminals 1 and 2
-- to strengthen FRA's position as a "Marketplace of the 21st
Century". Frankfurt Airport's concept is to be exciting and relaxing
and to offer international brands along with regional specialities.
Currently, FRA offers some 130 shops -- including 16 Duty Free and
Travel Value shops -- and about 50 restaurants, bars and cafés.
The Retailing department of Fraport's Traffic and Retail (VTM)
division also oversees a number of service providers in the
terminals, including car rental agencies, currency exchanges and
banks, post offices, travel agencies, pharmacies, hair salons, and
Germany's only airport casino. The 30-member Retailing team has
experts in planning, architecture, center and leasing management, as
well as marketing.
New Shops and Restaurants Opened at Frankfurt Airport Since
Almost 15 new shops and restaurants have opened at Frankfurt
Airport since the beginning of this year. More information about
these and other retail outlets is available on the Internet at:
www.frankfurt-airport.de (click on "shopping and restaurants").
New Shops (Location):
> Deliport (Departures A in Terminal 1): food specialities and
wines from Germany and around the world
> Pens+++ (Departures A in Terminal 1): fine writing instruments,
plus the Porsche Design Collection
> H. Stern (Departures A in Terminal 1): international jewellers
> House of Champions (Schengen A in Terminal 1): sports clothing
and items from favorite teams
> Art & Design (Transit A in Terminal 1): beautiful art replicas
from the world's leading museums, plus personal fashions
featuring designs by famous artists
> Multitronics (Departures A in Terminal 1): photo and
electronics gear and accessories, plus CDs and DVDs
> Duty Free and Travel Value (B-East, Transit B in Terminal 1): a
wide range of duty free products
> Photair (Transit B in Terminal 1): photo and electronics gear
and accessories, plus CDs and DVDs
> Mimex (Transit B in Terminal 1): Leather and Travel Express;
Kid's Express (toys and clothing)
> Pfüller Kids Concept (Departures A in Terminal 1): Quality
German and international toy brands
> Swatch Corner (Departures A in Terminal 1): where the Swiss
watch beat goes on
> Beauty Port (Departures A in Terminal 1): perfumes and cosmetics
New Restaurants (Location):
> Intermezzo (connector building, linking Long-distance Train
Station with Terminal 1): fresh-squeezed juices, coffee and
light snacks for people on the move
> Segafredo Bar (Schengen B in Terminal 1): coffee specialities,
other drinks, and snacks
Note to Editors
Photos of the new shops and restaurants are available upon
request. A new brochure, titled "Welcome to the Marketplace of the
21st Century -- Retailing at Frankfurt Airport", is also available.
ots Originaltext: Fraport AG
Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
Attn: Robert A. Payne - Manager International Press
60547 Frankfurt am Main, Germany