22 JULY 2013

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Article from BTNews 22 JULY 2013

Gatwick Airport South shops

With the European summer holiday season upon us Gatwick Airport has revealed plans for ten new and refreshed stores to open in the South Terminal including two airport firsts: Aspinal of London and Ernest Jones.

A new 6,500sq ft Harrods fashion store is set to open on 1 August.

In additional 12 new or refreshed retail outlets will complete the transformation of the South Terminal departure lounge later this year.

To make life even easier for passengers innovative ‘info tablets’ are being introduced throughout the airport offering instant retail and airport information.

Spencer Sheen, Head of Retail, Gatwick, said: “As part of our multi-million investment programme, we have spent £21 million transforming the South Terminal International Departure Lounge into a state-of-the-art retail space.  This is a huge step forward in improving the experience for our passengers and transforming Gatwick into London’s airport of choice, as well as setting the benchmark for airport retail in the UK.

“Around 93% of our passengers visit a retail outlet before boarding and 86% will make a purchase so we need to offer them the right mix of services and products – whether it’s a luxury department store, family restaurant or high street favourite”. www.gatwickairport.com

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