Heinemann Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heinemann Asia Pacific, has extended its Duty Free concession contract at Gold Coast Airport until 2029.

As part of the ongoing terminal redevelopment at Gold Coast Airport, the Heinemann Tax & Duty Free shops will also almost double their floor space in the new terminal expansion, allowing them to offer an exciting new assortment of brands to Gold Coast travellers.

The Duty Free shop size will expand to 1,324sq m across departures and arrivals and, with the much larger space, Heinemann will be bringing a number of new brands to Gold Coast Airport. Notably, its Perfumes & Cosmetics offering will be significantly expanded and once it opens will offer, for the first time in Gold Coast Airport, a full product portfolio across skincare, fragrance and cosmetics. This reflects strong international passenger demand for skincare and cosmetics, and draws upon Heinemann Australia’s deep category expertise from its extensive assortment in Sydney International Airport.

“With a new terminal space, we saw an opportunity to significantly upgrade our retail offering for passengers,” said Isabelle Yates, General Manager – Commercial Revenue at Queensland Airports, which owns and operates Gold Coast Airport. “We were impressed with Heinemann’s understanding of our vision for the terminal and their ideas for creating a shop that reflects our design concept inspired by the Gold Coast’s unique geography. We are excited to embark on this new journey with them to welcome back international passengers with a brand new shopper experience.”

“We are thrilled to extend our concession with Gold Coast Airport, and to have the opportunity to expand and elevate our shops,” said Johannes Sammann, Heinemann Asia Pacific Chief Operating Officer. The extended lease term gives us a longer runway to further invest in and develop our offering for travellers to the Gold Coast. This puts us in a perfect position to capture growth opportunities created by the continued development of the Gold Coast as a premier business and leisure travel destination in Australia, and the long-awaited recovery of tourism in the Asia Pacific.”

Once completed, the Gold Coast Airport three-level, 30,000sq m terminal expansion will double the terminal size and include a larger retail space, connections to four glass aerobridges, a spacious departure lounge, and new baggage handling and border control facilities. The terminal expansion will increase capacity to meet growing demand, and sets the airport up to capitalise on the travel industry’s recovery following the removal of border restrictions in Australia.