Lagardère AWPL Travel Retail is pleased to be extending the Aelia Duty Free contract at Auckland Airport until mid-2025 as the airport moves to a single-operator model from September 2023.

Dag Rasmussen, Lagardère Travel Retail Chairman & CEO said: “Aelia Duty Free is known for delivering world-class experiences across the globe, and Lagardère Travel Retail is proud to continue to do so in Auckland with this contract extension through Lagardère AWPL in the Pacific.”

Luc Mansion: Lagardère Travel Retail Group CFO and COO-Pacific added: “Auckland Airport have been an important partner for Lagardère Travel Retail and now Lagardère AWPL in the Pacific region. We are thankful for their belief in our vision and to now partner with them to deliver the first single-operator Duty Free experience through Aelia Duty Free.”

Travellers can expect Aelia Duty Free to continue delivering a world-class experience across Arrivals and Departures throughout the transition, with additional investments in brands, experiences, and sustainability to be major features of the expanded, single-operator platform.

Przemek Lesniak and Costa Kouros, Lagardère AWPL Co-CEOs, said: “The Lagardere AWPL family has worked hard to develop and present our vision for Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport, and we are now looking forward to delivering more magical moments and innovative experiences together with the airport through the single-operator model.”

The expanded Aelia Duty Free store is planned to open in September 2023.