Press Release

September 28th, 2018

Lagardère Travel Retail to open The Fashion Gallery at Vienna Airport

Vienna, September 28, 2018 – Lagardère Travel Retail announces the signature of a contract with Vienna Airport to operate a 800 sqm multi-brand fashion store, under its premium retail concept, The Fashion Gallery.

Vienna airport is undertaking a major reconstruction project that will offer 10,000 sqm of retail space. The space granted to Lagardère Travel Retail is strategically and centrally placed in the Plaza, airside, directly after central security check for all passengers, thus benefitting from 100% of the airport’s footfall.

Due to open in Summer 2019, the store will be a multi-brand department store featuring several shop-in-shops and areas dedicated to fashion accessories, sunglasses, and watches. 

“The top priority for us is to enhance service quality and the shopping experience for our passengers. The new Lagardère store enables us to create an even more attractive shopping environment in the shopping plaza located in Terminal 2“, says Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG (Vienna Airport). 

“Fashion is a very important category for us and key strategic asset for Lagardère Travel Retail. The opening of another Fashion Gallery proves that our concept has truly become a brand in itself, highly appreciated by landlords as well as brands. The launch of our fashion activities in Austria will strengthen our relationship with Vienna Airport and accelerate our development in Austria”, added Frédéric Chevalier, Chief Operating Officer EMEA for Lagardère Travel Retail.

Vienna Airport is the largest airport in Austria, with 20,000 employees working for 230 companies at the site, and an important interface for air traffic to Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 74 airlines operate flights regularly to 195 destinations in 70 countries. In 2017, Vienna Airport handled a record-breaking 24.4 million passengers. Furthermore, Vienna Airport is an attractive business location for companies, featuring commercial property of about 100,000 m² as well as numerous office and conferencing facilities.