DFA wins in Porto Alegre, Manaus and Congonhas Duty Free

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DFA wins in Porto Alegre, Manaus and Congonhas Duty Free
DFA wins in Porto Alegre, Manaus and Congonhas
Duty Free Americas President Leon Falic has revealed to
TRBusiness that DFA has won duty free and duty paid
concessions at three new Brazilian airports – Porto Allegre,
Manaus and Congonhas in São Paulo – in the last few
months.
In a recent interview, Falic told TRBusiness that these include duty free and duty paid concessions
at Manaus and Porto Alegre and just duty paid at Congonhas in São Paulo.
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Duty Free Americas won a 10-year contract to operate its first airport duty free concession in Brazil
at Afonso Pena International Airport in Curitiba in 2014; a milestone for the company who
expressed ambitions to open in other Brazilian locations at the time.
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According to facts provided by DFA, Curitiba is the largest city in the Brazilian state of Paraná and
the eighth most populous city in the country, with a population of over 3.2m in the metropolitan
area.
São Paulo/Congonhas Airport is one of the three commercial airports serving
São Paulo, Brazil.
At the time DFA’s President Leon Falic said: “We are excited to expand our airport business to a new
country, which reinforces our ambitions to further develop our brand on an international level.
“This venture will provide us with a solid platform to grow our business both in Brazil and other
countries in the region.”
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DFA wins in Porto Alegre, Manaus and Congonhas
Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes–Manaus International Airport is the main airport
serving Manaus, Brazil. Photo credit: Brazilian Government.
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DFA was true to its word and in the last few months has upped its business in Brazil to include a
total of four locations; Curitiba (won in 2014), Porto Alegre, Manaus and Congonhas in São Paulo.
Salgado Filho International Airport is the airport serving Porto Alegre, Brazil
and in 2014 it served 8,447,307 passengers. Photo credit: Brazilian
DFA wins in Porto Alegre, Manaus and Congonhas
Government.
“In Porto Alegre and Manaus we won duty free and duty paid concessions,” says Falic. “Manaus is a
huge city in North of Brazil. We won these in the last few months. São Paulo is obviously a duty paid
contract.”
DFA has now opened up its own office in Rio where its
regional buyers have taken up residence. “We’re always
trying to do something new,” adds Falic.
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São Paulo/Congonhas Airport is one of the three
commercial airports serving São Paulo, Brazil, which
served 18,134,768 (18.1m) in 2014.
Salgado Filho International Airport is the airport
serving Porto Alegre, Brazil and in 2014 it served
8,447,307 (8.45m) passengers.
Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes–Manaus International
Airport is the main airport serving Manaus, Brazil which
served 3,077,077 (3m) in 2014.
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Airlines currently flying in and out of
Porto Alegre Airport include Avianca,
Azul, Copa, Gol, Tam and Tap airlines.
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Read the full interview with DFA’s Leon Falic in
the next issue of TRBusiness magazine.