5 Indian International Airports with Biggest Duty Free Stores

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 08:37 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: Shopping at the airport can be so indulging that there are occasions when some have missed their flights. Most people buy at the airport due to the duty free shopping they can get their hands on. Most shopping done at the airport are the last minute purchases or a souvenir to remember the place or just a good deal at the airport. Across India the duty free outlets had a turnover of $215 million in 2011 as per the Center for Aviation (CAPA) travel retail report 2012. Speculations have been made by CAPA that a potential spending of $3.5 billion can be expected for duty free plus other retail including food and beverages by 2021. Here are the top 5 Indian international airports with biggest duty free stores, as listed by yahoo.com.

Delhi Airport
Delhi Airport is the foremost among the other major Indian airports with a sale of $72.7 million in 2011. The duty free shops at the Indira Gandhi International Airport offer many varieties of products which appeal to both the local and the international travelers. Liquor is the most desired item of purchase in many of the airports, making a sale of 63 percent in India as compared to 17 percent worldwide. Few items mentioned by the passengers as the items that they would like to see more in quantity at the Delhi airport are souvenirs, electronic goods and books.

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