Patrón Spirits has secured three further listings for its namesake Tequila brand in the travel retail channel.

The US-based company said yesterday (13 August) that it has finalised an agreement with Duty Free World to include Patrón Tequila in its duty free catalogue on board international flights on United Airlines and USAirways.

The brand has also been approved by Tourvest Duty Free for inclusion in the next retail programme on board Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Patrón said it will support the listings with various promotional and advertising executions, including in-flight and online.

"On USAirways, Patrón is currently one of their top-selling spirits in on-board retail sales," said Joe Arellano, Patrón's vice president of travel retail and Latin America.

The brand has been available in the travel retail sector for four years and is now available in 112 airports worldwide and almost 700 total duty free outlets.

In addition to these new airline listings, Patrón has recently secured agreements with Gebr. Heinemann for its German airports, as well as Prague and Istanbul, and with Autogrill for inclusion in its stores in Madrid, Malaga, Barcelona, and Ibiza, as well as Cancun, Mexico.

Patrón recently launched a global travel retail 'Fruit Cocktail' campaign. The programme began as a summer initiative and will continue through the rest of the year.

Last year, Bacardi acquired a "significant" - yet unspecified - minority stake in Patrón Spirits.