Leasing continues in full gear for İstanbul New Airport retail stores. Set to serve 90 million passengers and 60 airlines upon the completion of the first phase, İstanbul New Airport will partner with world-famous brands. The 10,000 sqm retail space across the departure terminal, domestic outbound passenger area as well as arrival terminals, attracts a flood of interest by retailer brands. The spaces allocated to car rental, pharmacy, hairdresser, gift shop, jewellery, bijouterie, textile, toy, shoe parlor and travel products were reported to have emerged as the most in-demand. In addition, İstanbul New Airport will feature a 32,000 sqm dedicated food and beverage area, but the showpiece will be the 52,500 sqm duty free shopping area – the largest of its kind in the world.
The selection of brands to enter İstanbul New Airport’s commercial spaces is a rigorous process that looks at a brand’s promise to the consumer, its strength as well as the marketing value it will bring to İstanbul New Airport. According to an announcement by İGA, İGA Airport Operation all the spaces in the tourism, transfer and hotel zone are leased, a second phase was opened in response to high demand, and the spaces there were fully booked as well.