12th Dec 2019
Retail giant King Power International Group was the sole bidder for the operations and management of duty-free shops at Don Muang International Airport in Bangkok.
Airports of Thailand (AoT) vice president for business development and marketing Wichai Bunyu said that only King Power submitted an offer during the call for bidding.
The submission of the technical proposal was scheduled on December 13, while the winner was slated to be announced on December 16.
The concession was set for 10 years - from 2022 to 2033.
However, Bunyu said that AoT was mulling over deferring the bidding to early next year after it drew little interest from retail firms.
Meanwhile, bidding for Suvarnabhumi Airport will proceed as planned, with King Power and Bangkok Airways the sole contenders for the concession.
Bidders for Suvarnabhumi Airport are slated to submit their proposals on January 17, while the winner is set to be announced in February.
With duty-free counters at both airports, flyers can shop at downtown duty-free shops and pick-up their purchases at the airport prior to boarding.