Noida Int’l Airport to offer seamless duty-free experience

Noida International Airport grants retail and duty-free concessions to Heinemann Asia Pacific and BWC Forwarders. Opening 30th September 2024, Heinemann manages duty-free, while BWC oversees domestic and international retail, promising a premium shopping experience

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Noida International Airport (NIA) has awarded the concession for retail and duty-free to a consortium of Heinemann Asia Pacific and BWC Forwarders Private Limited. This includes the concession for duty-free, to be operated by Heinemann, as well as master concessions for domestic retail and international duty-paid retail, to be operated by BWC Forwarders.

The new airport is expected to be opened on 30th September 2024.

Passengers travelling through NIA are expected to have a seamless and engaging experience with the Heinemann-branded stores. A first in the domestic retail environment in India, an innovative market walkthrough concept will transform the shopping experience for domestic passengers at the airport.

The international duty-free outlet at the airport will offer a wide selection of premium brands. Some of the curated categories will include premium liquors, tobacco, confectionery, perfumes, cosmetics, fragrances, and exquisite chocolates


In this regard, Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer, Noida International Airport, said, “As we continue to develop Noida International Airport into a world-class facility, this partnership will provide a seamless blend of duty-free and retail shopping, catering to the diverse needs of our travellers. This will enable access to an array of premium and experiential options that will ensure our passengers' time at the airport is both enjoyable and memorable. We believe this collaboration will set a new standard for airport retail, creating an unparalleled shopping experience for travellers at Noida International Airport.”.  

  “We deeply thank the NIA team for their trust in appointing us as their very first retail partners. Together with BWC, we look forward to crafting an exceptional retail environment at Noida, and to continuously grow our shared business in India for the long-term,” expressed Marvin Volpato, Chief Executive Officer, Heinemann Asia Pacific. 


A wide selection of renowned Indian labels will be thoughtfully nestled in the domestic retail section of the airport. At NIA, there will be a unique focus on incorporating elements of local culture and heritage to showcase the artisanal traditions of Uttar Pradesh, with an array of elegant regional artefacts, textiles, woodwork, jewellery, and metalwork, among other locally sourced creations.   

Raja Bommidala, Director, BWC Forwarders, said, “We are looking forward to partnering with Heinemann to bring a truly world-class traveller experience to India, merging BWC Forwarders’ wealth of supply chain and logistics experience in Indian travel retail, with Heinemann’s global expertise and track record of operational excellence. We are proud to be part of Noida International Airport, the world's newest gateway to India.”