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Aer Rianta International Reopens at The Loop Duty Free, Auckland Airport

The Loop Duty Free, Auckland Airport, has reopened doors today after almost thirteen months of closure. The store has been closed since 19th March 2020, with the government ordered closure of all non-essential outlets to contain the spread of coronavirus.  The reopening coincides with the launch of a travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia whereby arrivals are allowed to enter quarantine free.

Speaking about the reopening today Ray Hernan, CEO, ARI, commented: “We have been waiting for this day for a long time, there has been a great sense of anticipation for a safe reopening of The Loop Duty Free at Auckland Airport. I am immensely proud of the team, they have worked non-stop around the clock to ensure that customers of The Loop are greeted with the warmest, safest welcome and are treated to a world class shopping experience”.

Melanie Rutherford, Head of Retail Operations, ARI Auckland, added: “It is an indescribable feeling to have welcomed our team and customers safely back to the store today! Excitement has been building since the government announcement two weeks ago and all the hard work has paid off.   Customers are really happy to be able to travel and treat themselves at duty free once again, they have enjoyed the buzz of the store this morning and of course some unexpected surprises as part of our Welcome Back campaign”.

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