DFS bids farewell after 35 years of wines and spirits at Changi Airport with good buys


DFS Group announces its official farewell at Singapore Changi Airport for its liquor and tobacco business with an online blowout sale of good buys on iShopChangiWines.com.

Luxury travel retailer and long time incumbent DFS at Singapore Changi Airport in August 2019 announced that it would not be renewing its travel retail concessions for liquor and tobacco at Changi Airport and will close all its stores there in mid-2020. That time – 8 June 2020 – is nigh.

DFS first won the the liquor and tobacco concession at Changi Airport back in 1985, and it proceeded to open numerous stores across the different terminals even as the airport expanded. These include stores in Terminal 1 in 1985, Terminal 2 in 1990, followed by the first-of-its-kind Duplex store in Terminal 3 in 2015, another Duplex store in Terminal 2 in 2016, and finally a walkthrough retail concept store at Terminal 4 in 2017, until its shock decision to pull out.

Over those years DFS – which carried more than 700 different wines and spirits brands – had entrenched itself as a destination for airside travelers looking for duty-free booze. It has been home to various small-to large scale alcohol events as well – there’s the annual Masters of Wines and Spirits showcase first launched in 2012, The Craft Festival in 2018 and The Whisky Festival in 2019 – that have enthused visitors over the years. And it has moved more than 200 million bottles of wines and spirits since 1985.

“As one of DFS’ most esteemed allies for the last 35 years, we thank Changi Airport Group for their ongoing support and partnership. We will continue to serve our customers with the same passion for excellence that has distinguished us at Changi Airport until our official exit in June 2020,” said Aymeric Lacroix, DFS Group Managing Director Asia South.

Lotte Duty Free will take over the alcohol and tobacco concessions at Changi Airport from June 2020.

DFS says its good buys.

To toast the end of its 35-year tenure of selling alcohol at Changi Airport, DFS has declared a massive blowout sale on its online shop iShopChangiWines.com, which allows consumers to access Duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) absorbed priced products without having to travel. From now till end May, DFS Singapore Changi Airport will be presenting customers their last opportunity to purchase over 200 exclusive offerings of wines and spirits, with up to 70% savings from discounts and taxes and duties absorbed by DFS. These include exciting flash deals, and massive discounts on its exclusive Prestige Collection of fine wines and spirits as well.

For a limited period only between May 16 and May 22, complimentary delivery will be available to customers who spend a minimum of S$150 instead of the usual required spend of S$250.

We don’t know about you, but we’re particularly interested in the deals for the Hendrick’ Midsummer Solstice Gin, the Chichibu Single Cask #3200 First Fill Bourbon, and the Stag’s Leap The Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley.

We’d advise you to head over to iShopChangiWines.com right now to earmark the deals you want.


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