Duty Free Philippines opens first supermarket inside NAIA Terminal 3
Manila, Philippines — Frequent travelers usually would want to buy something to give to the ones that they’ll be coming back to. They take special care in thinking of what to buy and which item suits which friend or family member. The only downside would be that they would need to mind their baggage’s weight as airlines are very strict on baggage allowance and they may end up needing to pay an additional fee. So imagine being able to buy your groceries while inside an airport! DFP has opened its first Duty Free Philippines supermarket in NAIA Terminal 3. It is located at the AFP Arrival Mall, South Arrival Lobby.
DFP Chief Operating Officer Vicente Pelagio Angala said they thought of this idea wherein travelers can just go to this section of the airport and buy the things that they need. The items that they’ll have for sale would be the same items that people would usually buy for “pasalubong.”
Angala also said that this greatly helps travelers in a couple of ways. Those that like to buy things in other countries can then just stop by the supermarket and buy it from there instead of bringing it with them in the airplane. This, in turn, might prevent excess baggage and that they won’t need to add more to their current baggage fee.
Aside from helping lessen the expected baggage fees, it becomes more convenient to head to the supermarket with family and acquaintances that will be picking you up and buy their groceries together, instead of just one person guessing what items they would like.
The supermarket is over 800 square meters and it has a complete selection of goods. Laundry detergents, soap, canned and frozen food are readily available. There are also shelves for other items such as cereals, chocolates, cheese, to name a few.
The next time you travel, try to check out the new DFP supermarket, and it may just make buying your “pasalubong” easier and faster.