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HKIA issues T1 luxury boutique tender

Hong Kong airport is a great one, as are many Asian airports. They put US Airports to shame. The security is actually nice to you there, and you don't get all the attitude of the TSA. The TSA looks so important with their little uniforms. I think they are just silly... but it is remarkable how people react to uniforms. I was going to find a pic of the silly uniforms so we could all make fun of them, but then I found out that the TSA has a blog! How boring. It makes me real happy that my tax money is going for the TSA's social media operation. Look at this TSA blog entry on the Fourth of July and the YouTube videos they provided (especially the charmer about the dangerous "Sparkler"). Don't worry everyone, the US Government is now blogging for you. from the blog at

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has issued an invitation to tender for a luxury brand boutique concession.

The proposition is for a global luxury brand retailer to operate a 170sqm unit, located airside in the T1 East Hall, Level 6.

In the first two months of 2016, HKIA handled 11.6 million passengers and 67,820 flight movements, up 9% and 5% from the previous year respectively.

On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA has handled 69.5 million passengers and 409,255 flight movements, marking year-on-year increases of 8.4% and 3.8%, respectively.

In February Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) opened nine new retail shops and a café in the recently-inaugurated Midfield Concourse at HKIA. Additionally, eight retail and three catering outlets are soon to be opened at the 105,000sqm concourse, including a new multi-category store concept from DFS.

HKIA said this new tender “presents a unique business opportunity for global luxury brand retailers to operate luxury brand boutique in this prestigious aviation hub in Asia”.

The tender closing date will be on the 28 July 2016 at 2.30 pm (Hong Kong Time).