May 22 2020  |  Industry News

DFWC welcomes reopening guidance from EASA and ECDC

By Jas Ryat

The European Union Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) have released guidance detailing measures for the aviation industry to restart operations, with airports and airlines returning to normal scheduling this year.

The Duty Free World Council (DFWC) welcomes this news, stating that duty free shops should expect to operate again in the second half of 2020, adding that the association is disappointed that the guidelines have included a recommendation to temporarily restrict inflight sales. “We will continue to advocate in support of the entire duty free industry and seek the lifting of this restriction,” said DFWC President Sarah Branquinho.

DFWC is encouraged by the development in Europe, but the association adds that meaningful recovery is only possible with global cooperation. It is therefore engaging with the International Civil Aviation Organisation and other international organizations to develop global guidelines that will allow global travel to resume.

“These measures are a welcome step forward that will enable travel retailers to begin rebuilding their businesses, which have been among some of the most heavily impacted in the world by the COVID-19 outbreak,” Branquinho stated. “As an industry we have been working together to put guidelines in place to ensure that travel retail stores can provide a safe and secure environment for passengers to shop, as part of their journey.

“Travel retail is an essential part of the wider aviation industry – the value of non-aeronautical revenue for a healthy airport sector has never been clearer, and travel retail’s essential role is apparent.”

Brand News

July 1 2020

Rituals debuts The Ritual of Namasté…

​Rituals has extended The Ritual of Namasté natural skincare collection with a complementary body care line

By Hibah Noor

July 1 2020

Gucci Beauty puckers up for summer…

​Following the success of its Rouge à Lèvres Satin lipstick launch, Gucci Beauty has added to this line with three limited-edition…

By Hibah Noor

July 1 2020

Gucci goes floral in new lavender…

​Gucci’s new Gucci Flora Gardenia Limited Edition fragrance hit the international travel retail shelves on July 1

By Mary Jane Pittilla

June 30 2020

99ML by Horstmann is flying high

99ML by Horstmann has been selected by KrisShop and Singapore Airlines to be represented in their selection of products for…

By Laura Shirk

June 30 2020

Mondelez WTR interview: Betting…

“Brands consumers love, products consumers know and value consumers appreciate” will be the…

By Hibah Noor

June 30 2020

L’Oréal unveils bold sustainability…

​L’Oréal has launched its new sustainability program “L’Oréal for the future”, laying down the group’s latest ambitions for…

By Hibah Noor

June 29 2020

MAVALA introduces a range of protective…

​MAVALA, the Swiss skin care and beauty expert, has developed a range of four nourishing, moisturizing, repairing and protective…

By Jas Ryat

June 29 2020

Loch Lomond Whiskies pay tribute…

​Loch Lomond Whiskies, the Official Spirit of The Open, has unveiled a new special edition single malt to mark the Championship…

By Jas Ryat

June 26 2020

Quintessential Brands supports…

​International spirits company and reigning International Spirits Challenge Gin Distiller of the Year, Quintessential Brands…

By Jas Ryat

Copyright 2020 DutyFree Magazine. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy Sitemap