World Duty Free to open in Mattala
Turning a new chapter in Sri Lanka's duty free industry, "World Duty
Free," (WDF)which comes under the management of Autogrill Lanka Limited,
a subsidiary of World Duty Free Group was ceremonially opened at the
Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)yesterday in the presence of
Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited Chairman Prasanna
Wickramasuriya and World Duty Free Group International Operation
Director Pedro Castro. World Duty Free was earlier named as Autogrill
World Duty Free Group International Operation Director
Pedro Castro ,Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka )
Limited Chairman Prasanna Wickramasuriya and World
Duty Free -Sri Lanka CEO Dimantha Kinigama ceremonially
opening the re-branded “World Duty Free” facility at
the Bandaranaike International Airport. Picture By Saliya
Italian Based Autogrill company, a world's leading food, beverages
and retail services provider brought over three international duty free
operators namely, World Duty Free, Aldeasa and Alfa and combined these
three companies by establishing the "World Duty Free" brand name. World
Duty Free, is also on the look out to open another store at the Mattala
International Airport in Hambantota. Autogrill Lanka Limited, Marketing
Manager Chaminda Weerathunga told Daily News Business.
World Duty Free is considered to be the "Rolls Royce" of the duty
free industry and have a world renowned product range in all categories
such as confectionery, perfume cosmetics, spirits and etc.
All travelers passing through the BIA will now have the opportunity
to get the best possible duty free shopping deals ,superior products and
unmatched level of service through the re-branded "World Duty Free"
World Duty Free footprint spans across over 260 stores in 67
locations and World Duty Free Group has its presence in key
international airports from Vancouver to Valencia and London to Madrid.
In line with the opening ceremony, "Roberto Cavalli" most recognized
and latest perfume brand in the duty free retail arena was also
officially added to WDF perfume range.