New Aelia Duty Free stores open at Adelaide Airport
Just in time for the Christmas holidays, Lagardère AWPL has opened its new Aelia Duty Free stores at Adelaide Airport in Australia.
Designed and built in partnership with peckvonhartel, Trivision, Studio All and Bestec, the new stores double the size of duty free retail across arrivals and departures.
Inside 800 square metres of Departures and 400 square metres of Arrivals, Aelia insists that travellers will enjoy world class brands & experiences across all categories of Duty Free.
CEO Lagardere AWPL, Costa Kouros, said: “Our team has done an incredible job to bring these world-class stores to life in Adelaide, and our focus now is on delivering magical moments for every traveller that passes through our doors as we showcase the very best of Australia and South Australia to the world.”
The range has been curated to showcase the best of global, Australia and South Australia with more than 150 square metres specifically dedicated to local, featuring over 50 brands introduced to Duty Free for the first time.
The global beauty category has been elevated, now featuring the full 3 axis premium experience of Chanel, Dior & Estee Lauder together for the first time in Adelaide, fragrance specialty with Jo Malone and Skincare luxury with Crème de La Mer.
The range also showcases the best Australian Brands with luxury fragrance from Goldfield and Banks and South Australian Icons Jurlique, plus beauty brands Hunter Lab, Salt by Hendrix and Glasshouse.
In liquor, global favourites and great local brands have equal billing, with a strong focus on craft gin. Australian Distillers continue to produce some of the world’s best gin with Four Pillars, Never Never, Prohibition, Kangaroo Island Spirits and Ink Gin the stars of the range.
Tastings at the Adelaide Oval Bar will help travellers narrow down their choice of leading local liquors. Featured brands include Brookies, Kangaroo Island Spirits, 78 degrees, Four Pillars and 23rd Street.
Adelaide Airport’s managing director, Brenton Cox, said: “Our duty-free offering plays a significant role in the overall customer experience of our international travellers.
“We’re delighted that many of our loved South Australian brands will sit side-by-side with global brands, showcasing the amazing products our State has to offer.
“With a further significant increase in international services over the past month and international passenger numbers now well above 60 per cent of our pre-COVID figures, it’s wonderful to see Aelia Duty Free open in time for the busy Christmas and New Year travel period.”