History

Recent history in Austria

2021

Opening of two Viennese coffee and pastry shops AIDA in Innsbruck Tyrol

2020

Second Viennese coffee and pastry shop AIDA opens at Graz main station

2019

First Viennese coffee and pastry shop AIDA opens at Vienna International Airport

2018

Take over of four new stores in the main train stations in Salzburg and Graz

2018

Opening of first TRIB's store at Vienna International Airport

2017

Opening of new concept Brezel Meister at Vienna International Airport

2015

Acquisition of Airest Germany & Retail GmbH, an established leader in Foodservice

Lagardère Travel Retail

Acceleration
2001-2015

2015

Lagardère Services becomes Lagardère Travel Retail

Lagardère Travel Retail

2014

New Aelia Duty Free concept

History dutyfree

2014

Creation of a partnership with SAVE to operate retail and foodservice in Venice, Treviso and Verona airports

2013

Gain of the SNCF (French railway network) tender to operate Travel Essentials business under a JV scheme

2012

Acquisition of AdR Retail, the operator of the Duty Free/Duty Paid concessions in Fiumicino and Ciampino airports in Rome

2008

Opening of the first Costa Coffee and PAUL in the Czech Republic

2007

Development of Duty Free operations in the UK, Poland and the Czech Republic

2007

Opening of the first Relay stores in Taiwan and mainland China

2003

Joint venture with ADP. Creation of Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire (SDA)

2001

Acquisition of DFA/Saresco and creation of Aelia by merger with Aeroboutique

Geographical expansion
1990-2000

2000

Relais H is renamed Relay. International launch of Relay, the leading international brand in Travel Essentials

1999

Development of operations in Travel Essentials in Germany, Poland and Czech Republic

1995

Acquisition of UCS (Canada) to become HDS Retail North America

1990

Acquisition of Eastern Lobby Shop (USA)

The origins
1852-1990

2021

Recent history in Austria

1980

Creation of the Relais H brand

1965

First Duty Free boutique

1852

Opening of the first railway station bookstore in Paris, Gare de Lyon