Figure of the Day: A Chinese Passenger Spends EUR 23,000

    A Record Sale in the Aeroports de Paris Shops

    PARIS, March 22 /CNW/ - In this Year of the Pig, a symbol of extravagance
and rebirth, on March 20 a Chinese passenger shelled out a record sum of EUR
23,000 in the Aeroports de Paris Shops (Paris: ADP) in Terminal 2C. Flying off
to Beijing, the passenger in particular purchased several leading vintages,

    - a bottle of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1945 wine.

    - a bottle of Armagnac 1900

    - A Cotes de Rhone Hermitage la Chapelle 1978.

    - A very rare cognac dating from 1806.

    In the words of Lynda Chong, at the AELIA Boutique: "The sale took place
very quickly. In fifteen minutes, the passenger came into the shop, requested
some information, selected a number of items, paid for them and left. When he
was told the price, it hardly fazed him."

    More and more Chinese passengers are passing through the Paris-Charles de
Gaulle Airport. Over a million passengers flew to China in 2006, or an
increase of 7.25% over 2005. Based on a study carried out by the Aeroports de
Paris, more than half of these passengers are between the age of 35 and 44,
with nearly 50% of them traveling alone. Their average length of stay is 27
days, and 59% of them come to the Paris airport shops.


For further information:

For further information: Aeroports de Paris Press release: Jerome
Dutrieux, 01 43 35 70 70

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