Duty Free Hunter is a truly ground-breaking service for travellers looking to do their duty free shopping at airports and inflight. For the first time we have married global air schedules against the most comprehensive list of duty free and other airport stores providing a one-stop place for travellers to plan and prepare their duty free shopping journey.


Clearly having the most accurate and up to date information on the airlines and airports that transport passengers is essential. To this end we have partnered with the world’s leading flight schedule authority, Innovata, to ensure we know exactly who flies where.

Equally important is the database of stores operating inside each terminal at every airport. Here our own specialist database of the duty free and travel retail industry, The Decision Makers, has led the way. Alma Media, owner of Duty Free Hunter, has been at the heart of the duty free business for over 25 years and taking that knowledge has created a global registry of the shops and retailers who are serving travellers in the ground and in the air as they travel.

Our aim is to keep this database as up to date as possible so if you spot something that is missing or incorrect please let us know via our contact form.


The duty free industry is something of a business phenomenon. In just 60 or so years the business has spread from the very first shop at Ireland’s Shannon Airport to a global industry with total sales in excess of US$65bn, there are now duty free stores beyond the airport too with downtown, border stores, ferry and cruise terminals all taking advantage of low or no sales tax opportunities to sell to travellers away from their own countries.

This development has gone hand in hand with the huge increases in the number of air passengers – something like 5bn journeys will be made by air this year and at least half will involve international passengers and therefore offer the chance to enjoy duty-free shopping to the full. This ongoing boom has meant a constant need for airports to expand and improve to handle the numbers and needs of the modern passenger – and retail had now become an essential part of any new or redeveloped terminal project.

At the forefront are the international hubs with London Heathrow, Dubai International, Hong Kong International, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Singapore Changi as the top 5 in terms of traffic (2013 figures). Partnering with the airports are the major duty-free retailers, companies such as DFS, Dufry, LS Travel Retail (Aelia), Lotte Duty Free, Heinemann Duty Free, World Duty Free, Nuance, Shilla Duty Free, Duty Free Americas and Aer Rianta run multiple stores in locations across the globe. In addition, some retailers stick to a single location, for example Dubai Duty Free and Qatar Duty Free.

As terminals have expanded so has the retail mix and now you will find individual boutiques for the world’s finest luxury brands such as Chanel, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Estee Lauder, MAC cosmetics, Victoria’s Secret, Lancome run their own stores in major airports around the world.


What you see of DUTY FREE HUNTER today is really just the beginning. At the moment we can tell a traveller exactly what shopping opportunities will be available to them during their journey and link them to the various online stores of the companies and brands in each terminal.

Our next development will take this information and give the passenger the chance to search for individual products, allowing them to compare prices, ranges and lines at every part of their duty-free journey.

Beyond that we can also facilitate pre-ordering and purchases by connecting our website visitors to the retailers and airlines around the world.

If you would like to know more please get in touch via our contact form.

Top 30 International airports by passengers (2013)

London Heathrow Airport
Dubai International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Singapore Changi Airport
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Frankfurt Airport
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Seoul Incheon International Airport
Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport
Istanbul Atatürk International Airport
Kuala Lumpur International Airport
London Gatwick Airport
Narita International Airport
Munich Airport
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Madrid Barajas Airport
New York John F. Kennedy International Airport
Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
Barcelona–El Prat Airport
Zurich Airport
Doha International Airport
Copenhagen Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Antalya Airport
Vienna International Airport
Miami International Airport
Dublin Airport
Brussels Airport
Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport


Top 30 Airports by all passengers (2013)

Atlanta Ga, Us (ATL)
Beijing, Cn (PEK)
London, Gb (LHR)
Chicago Il, Us (ORD)
Tokyo, Jp (HND)
Los Angeles Ca, Us (LAX)
Paris, Fr (CDG)
Dallas/Fort Worth Tx, Us (DFW)
Frankfurt, De (FRA)
Hong Kong, Hk (HKG)
Denver Co, Us (DEN)
Jakarta, Id (CGK)
Dubai, Ae (DXB)
Amsterdam, Nl (AMS)
Madrid, Es (MAD)
Bangkok, Th (BKK)
New York Ny, Us (JFK)
Singapore, Sg (SIN)
Guangzhou, Cn (CAN)
Shanghai, Cn (PVG)
San Francisco Ca, Us (SFO)
Phoenix Az, Us (PHX)
Las Vegas Nv, Us (LAS)
Houston Tx, Us (IAH)
Charlotte Nc, Us (CLT)
Miami Fl, Us (MIA)
Munich, De (MUC)
Kuala Lumpur, My (KUL)
Rome, It (FCO)
Istanbul, Tr (IST)

Top 10 airports/ports by travel retail sales

Dubai International Airport
Incheon International Airport
London Heathrow Airport
Singapore Changi Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
Frankfurt Airport
Tallink/Silja Terminal (ferry port), Finland
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol


Top 25 duty-free & travel retailers by sales (2012)

DFS Griup
LS Travel Retail
Lotte Duty Free
World Duty Free
Nuance Group
Shilla Group
Dubai Duty Free
Ever Rich Group
King Power Duty Free
Aer Rianta International
Duty Free Americas
China Duty Free Group
Sunrise Group
Sky Connection
Tallink Group
JR/Duty Free
Japan Airport Terminal Co.
King Power Group (Hong Kong)
Starboard Cruise Services
Folli Follie Group (Hellenic Duty Free)
Qatar Duty Free