December 2019: awpl completes delivery of first 9 stores – with one to come in 2020.
awpl, known as the Heartbeat of Travel Retail, has opened its ninth News@BNE store in Brisbane’s Domestic Airport.
Delivered as part of Brisbane Airport’s A$40 million Domestic Terminal redevelopment, News@BNE and its sibling brand Xpress@BNE has set a new benchmark in Australia’s news and travel essentials category. Customers throughout the terminal find news, books, magazines, stationery, beverages, snacking, confectionery, gifts, technology, and travel essentials featured across 9 stunning sites.
Martin Ryan, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) Executive General Manager Consumers, said, “awpl has been a part of the Brisbane Airport family for nearly 30 years.”
”“awpl... not only delivers what passengers are looking for, but aligns with BAC’s vision.”Martin RyanExecutive General Manager Consumers, Brisbane Airport Corporation
“During that time, the awpl team has continued to evolve its stores and product offerings, setting a high standard in the airport retail space that not only delivers what passengers are looking for, but aligns with BAC’s vision to provide across our terminals products, services and experiences that are uniquely Brisbane and memorable for all the right reasons.
“I’d like to congratulate Costa and the broader team on the launch of their newest stores at Brisbane Airport and look forward to continuing our successful partnership with awpl,” Mr Ryan said.
Costa Kouros, awpl Managing Director, said: “News@BNE and Xpress@BNE were designed to deliver a transformed experience for our customers. Customer reaction during the first 12 months indicates that the stores are doing just that. We are pleased with what we have delivered so far and remain steadfastly focused on constant improvement over the term of our contract.”
In addition to the 9 stores serving the needs of both departing and arriving customers, Bound, a first-to-market bookstore/café concept, will open in mid-2020.