On 4th October 2001 was inaugurated shopping centre Shopping Park (now AVION). Investment: 1.1 billion CZK.
AVION Shopping Park in Ostrava during ten years of its existence has doubled its leasable area! From the original 54 - thousand m2 leasable area increased to more than 100 - thousand m2!
Also strongly increased number of its tenants – original 72 tenants were continuously joined by nearly 100 other units.
Visitors' rate also doubled: from 4.7 million visitors in 2002 to 9.85 million persons in 2011.
Within ten years of its existence AVION invested continuously - total cost of construction and modernization exceeded amount of 3.5 billion CZK.
AVION actually belongs to the major regional employers – it provides platform for 1 600 tenants' employees and dozens of employees in services such as property protection, cleaning etc.
In 2001 there were 2,800 parking places, nowadays AVION has the largest free parking place in region – suitable for 4 000 cars!
In 2002 came to AVION 1.6 million people by cars, in 2010 this number already reached 3.5 million people (during first month drove to AVION 153 - thousand cars, currently is the monthly average car number about 300 - thousand vehicles).
In customers' spontaneous brand awareness was AVION last six years in regional market number one.
AVION Ostrava visitors' rate (number of persons per year):
2002 - 4.713.066
2003 - 5.836.206
2004 - 6.736.161
2005 - 7.196.907
2006 - 7.667.469
2007 - 8.402.700
2008 - 8.967.556
2009 - 9.392.549
2010 - 9.400.000
2011 - 9.850.000