Sunday, May 28, 2017

Cial duty-free sales increase over 7%

Kochi: One month into operations, Cial's new terminal (T3) has shown promise registering a 7% increase in revenues from duty-free sales.
The new duty-free facility, which is more than twice the size of the one which existed in Cial's terminal (T1) also recorded a 41% increase in footfall from April 18-May 18. Currently, the duty-free store, which is centrally-located at Cial, is a walk-through facility. Passengers exiting and entering the terminal have to pass through the store to reach the exit gates and the boarding gates, respectively.
The store has the combined area of 33,000 sq ft, with 25,000 sq ft allocated at arrival point and 8,000 sq ft at the departure point. The store in T1, had an area of 10, 000 sq ft and 4,000 sq ft at arrival and departure locations, respectively.
"Though we recorded daily sales worth over Rs 1 lakh, we expect it to increase during the peak season, which starts during June," said a Cial official.
He said the Cial would provide a range of offers during the period to attract more customers, including discounts on gold jewellery.
28/05/17 Vikram Vinod/Times of India