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Mumbai airport to become shoppers’ paradise

Monday, 5 November 2012 - 8:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
A duty-free shopping area will be allotted exclusively for electronic goods.

Shopaholics have something to cheer about as the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is soon going to get a much better and larger duty-free shopping area at Terminal 2, which is under construction.

According to airport officials, an exclusive duty-free shopping area will be allotted for electronic goods at the upcoming Terminal 2. Goods such as chocolates and liquor, among other things, are sold duty-free at the airport presently.

The Mumbai airport, which  is one of the busiest airports in Asia, is expected to ferry over 40 million passengers every year once the terminal becomes operational by next year.
Terminal 2, which is also known as T2, is expected to be a state-of-the-art four-level, integrated terminal with an area of over 4,39,000 sq metres.

Officials say that passengers at the airport will be able to purchase the latest electronic goods at a much cheaper rate as compared to the open retail market.

“Passengers at all major airports in the world look out for duty-free shops. We want to give passengers coming to Mumbai airport a truly world-class feeling with a large duty-free area where they can get some good bargains,” said an airport official. The airport management has already issued tenders regarding the same. Currently the Dubai airport  has the largest duty-free retail section and earns the maximum retail revenue in the world.
 




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