Duty Free Shop airport | | Aer Rianta ARI - Runway Duty Free

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Travel Retail Operators

| Aer Rianta ARI - Runway Duty Free

Duty Free shopping was invented at Shannon airport in Ireland when trans-atlantic flights stopped to re-fuel there, Aer Rianta is an Irish Company who originally developed this new business. Their International Division, (ARI) created and operated the shops, originally in Ireland, but then further afield.

Today, the Firm have their own stores around the world, with a particular strength in the Middle East and Canada. They often use the brand name 'Runway Duty Free' for these shops, such as those found in Canadian airports. ARI tend to specialise in airport shopping and their other global locations include Russia, The Ukraine, India and now China.

Some former managers of ARI moved on to other locations to help establish the new duty-free market around the world and places such as Dubai, Oman and Moscow all had, or still have, Irish management in place, helping to develop the business. Today, duty-free and tax-free shopping spans the globe and it was from this small airport retail outlet in the west of Ireland that this global business evolved into a giant.

How does duty free work, can you buy, which products do they sell, what shops are available, do they open for my flight, best prices?.

There is a long list of duty-free related questions asked by travellers before they start their journey.

Travel Retail is a diverse business and most Operators have outlets in global locations, so the best travel shopping advice we can offer is to search your destination in the box above and find the stores which are available for your destination. Be it by land, sea or air, duty free stores can be found if you are travelling internationally.

The duty free on arrival global search 'App' for phone and tablet is now available in Android version beta v1, we are working hard to make it the best travel shopping site and mobile App available, the Apple/iOS version will follow soon. You will be able to search the globe from your phone for duty-free shops at your destination, on planes, boats, airports or border stores. To download the app click the image below to check before you fly!