The Loop, the new duty free store operated by Aer Rianta International (ARI) at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), opened its doors to passengers early on Monday morning, December 11, 2017.
The new duty free store will be quadruple the size of the previous shop, increasing from 100 m2 to 400 m2. Aer Rianta International has invested over a million dollars in the new layout, which will feature an array of luxury products, from makeup, perfume, sunglasses and accessories to a wide selection of wines and spirits.
“Since 1988, ARI has had a long and very successful association with Canada and Québec in particular. We are happy to begin this new partnership with the YQB team. Over the last 20 years, we have built up an exceptional understanding of the tastes and needs of Québec passengers,” comments Jack MacGowan, CEO of Aer Rianta International.
“We are delighted to be opening a beautiful new store in partnership with the Jean-Lesage Quebec City airport. The design specifications of this store are the most up to date to enhance the customer experience. It is particularly exciting to be introducing international brands such as Chanel, Lancôme, Dior, Givenchy and a sense of place offer by introducing Bizou and fine Quebec food products,” commented Jackie McDonagh, General Manager, Aer Rianta International.
“Passengers will have a vast range of whiskies to choose from in our Whisky Collection that are ideal for the collector and passengers who are gifting. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with the Quebec City Airport,” she added.
“A renewed retail environment is a key component in the YQB 2018 project. Our passengers are looking forward to discovering their new airport and we can feel excitement growing in the community,” says Gaëtan Gagné, president and CEO of Aéroport de Québec Inc.
“Aer Rianta International was chosen to operate the duty free store at YQB because it offers a range of products that reflects trends in airports around the world while showcasing more local items,” he adds.