Lagardère Travel Retail France has won both the Travel Essentials & Duty Free tenders at Marseille Provence airport, as well as a 500 square metres restaurant strategically located in the public area in the heart of the central building.


Lagardère Travel Retail France has been operating at Marseille Provence airport for over thirty years and already operates several Relay stores, a leading brand in the Travel Essentials segment, as well as Aelia Duty Free stores in Core Business and Fashion & Accessories.

The competition organized by Marseille Provence airport covered major contracts, with an eight-year term for the Travel Essentials and Duty Free activities and a ten-year term for the Foodservice unit. The project is part of the overall overhaul of the airport’s Terminal 1, including the centralization of passenger flows to a single screening system for the restricted area. Marseille Provence Airport, which celebrated its hundredth anniversary in 2022, is the second largest regional airport in France, with 9.1 million passengers in 2022.

Passengers will discover in Terminal 1, as soon as they exit security checkpoints, a 1,000 square meters lk-trough store optimizing passenger flow and allowing them to discover the Duty Free Perfumes & Cosmetics, Gastronomy & Confectionery, and Alcohol & Tobacco segments.

In the new commercial area that is opening up at the exit of the large walk-through store, Lagardère Travel Retail France will offer a new multi-brand fashion universe, over more than 140 square meters.

Finally, in the extra Schengen zone, a large Core Duty Free area will enable travelers to complete their purchases.

The area dedicated to Travel Essentials will cover more than 1,000 square meters divided into four Relay stores, including a new boutique in the public area at the heart of the Terminal 1 traffic flow, also featuring a local offer through the “GRAND LARGE” concept, bringing together souvenirs and fashion items.

In the domestic flights area, Lagardère Travel Retail France is innovating by offering travelers the first walk-through Relay store.

In Terminal 2, the stores will be given a facelift, with a completely revamped Duty Free area of over 400 square meters. A space dedicated to Travel Essentials, of nearly 300 square meters in the heart of the waiting area, will focus on a wide range of products in an optimized space, offering maximum efficiency to passengers in a hurry.