Thursday, January 18, 2007

Pantaloon and Alpha to open their first duty free shop this week at Delhi's IGI Airport

Indiaretailing.com reports that the Alpha-Pantaloon JV will be opening its first duty free shop at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport this week. The store will be fully operational by 18-20 January, 2007. The company decided to open its first store in Delhi as the city has higher international arrivals and the amount spent is also of a higher amount. The duty free store at the airport will be located at the arrival terminal and will cover 2,000 sq ft initially, expanding to 7,000 sq ft in a month's time. A store will also be opened at the departure terminal by the end January 2007.

Alpha Airports Group Plc has designed over 140 retail stores in over 40 locations in UK, Europe, USA and South Asia. Alpha runs three duty free stores in Cochin Airport. Its store in Delhi will feature some of the leading brands of the world, such as Gucci, Armani, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Nike, Swatch among others.

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