Ours is a quite unique business model.
ATU Duty Free was founded in 2000 as a joint venture between TAV Airports Holding and Unifree Duty Free/Gebr. Heinemann. It is a combination of airport owner/landlord, retailer and distributor/supplier that brings together the three core competencies of the industry and puts us ahead of our competitors.
And it is this unique combination that has moved ATU from its beginnings – operating an 80 sq.m store, to becoming, 16 years later, one of the worlds top travel retail companies. We now operate more than 120 shops, covering 27.000 sqm of retail space, spanning 21 airports in 8 countries across the globe.
Headquartered in Istanbul, ATU had employed more than 2.500 people worldwide, serving approximately 100 million customers annually. Everyday our customers are presented with a sparkling array of the world’s most desirable brands through a portfolio of outstanding duty and tax free paid shops, brand boutiques, concept stores and sub-contracted stores.
Did you know?
Since the very first day:
- 12,000 Tonnes of Chocolate sold in our shops. That is 100 times the weight of an Airbus A330.
- 1.750.000 Liters of Fragrance sold in our shops That can fill 280 olympic swimming pools.
- 3.400 Tonnes of Turkish Delight sold in our shops That is 29 times the weight of an Airbus A330.