EN ROUTE: Seoul’s Incheon Airport claims its duty-free shops did more than 2 trillion won, or about $1.84 billion, worth of business last year, beating out the sales volume of the shops at both the Dubai International Airport and London’s Heathrow. Wan-su Park, president and chief executive officer of Incheon International Airport Corporation, released the figures last month, claiming they set a new international record for duty-free sales.
Incheon was the first airport in the world to house Louis Vuitton in 2011. It is home to more than 500 brands including Louis Vuitton, Bally, Burberry, Cartier, Chanel, Hermès, MCM, Bulgari, Gucci, Longchamp, Montblanc, Salvatore Ferragamo and Coach. Incheon International Airport is the main gateway to South Korea and a major destination for Chinese travellers.