Airports are fast becoming a popular luxury shopping destination.
Beijing Capital Airport Commercial and Trading Co (ACT) is opening a number of luxury boutiques at Wuhan Airport, one of the busiest airports in central China.
Ferragamo and L’Occitane boutiques opened at Wuhan Airport in early December.
“Another four luxury boutiques will be opened continuously in the next three weeks. These are highly demanded brands and respected by the local people,” according to Foster Fu, ACT Market Development Director.
The newly opened stores are located right after the security check and cover about 480sq m. These new stores are expected to increase overall luxury sales at Wuhan by over 37 percent.
Wuhan Airport is China’s 14th busiest airport. It served over 11.6 million passengers last year, mostly domestic traffic. As of August 2011, the airport is the only one in central China that can handle A380 airplanes and serves a limited number of international destinations such as Taipei, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Macau, Incheon and Phuket.
Wuhan is one of several airport locations owned by ACT. The group’s flagship location is Beijing Capital International where it has a portfolio of branded stores at Terminal 3.
After success in Beijing, ACT opened its brand concept at Chongqing Jianbei Airport last June with many well-known international brands including Salvatore Ferragamo, Ermenegildo Zegna, Bally, Swatch and the L’Oréal Group.