19-Nov-2013 4:24 PM

ACI North America: Airport duty free sales reach USD740m in 2012

ACI North America reported (12-Nov-2013) average passenger spend on news, gift and specialty retail at North American airports increased 6.8% year-on-year to USD3.31 in 2012, according to the findings of the 2013 Airport Concessions Benchmarking Survey. The survey also revealed passengers spent an average USD5.15, up 3.0% on food and beverage per enplanement. Duty free sales at North American airports reached around USD740 million while total revenue from terminal concessions (food, beverage, retail and services) reached USD1.5 billion in 2012. The survey incorporates data on concession revenue from 94 airports, reflecting 79% of passenger traffic in the US and 48% of traffic in Canada. [more - original PR]