December 13 2017  |  Retailers

The Loop Duty Free welcomes Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport passengers

By Jas Ryat


Aer Rianta International (ARI) in association with Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) successfully opened The Loop for travelers earlier this week

The Loop, the new duty free store at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), opened its doors to passengers December 11, 2017 in partnership with Aer Rianta International (ARI). ARI is a company that helps improve passenger shopping experience in duty free shops around the world.

"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," explains 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.

The new duty free store will quadruple in size, from 100 square meters to 400 square meters. Aer Rianta International has invested over a million dollars in the new layout, which will feature luxury products, from makeup, perfume, sunglasses and accessories to a wide selection of wines and spirits.

The Loop offers a modern design and features international brands such as Chanel, Lancôme, Dior, and Givenchy

"Since 1988, ARI has had long and very successful association withCanada 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. 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," commented Jackie McDonagh, General Manager, Aer Rianta International.

Virtual tours of the terminal and its new concessions can be seen on virtual reality platform.

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