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The Loop Duty Free opens its doors to YQB passengers

08 dec

Québec City, December 8, 2017. – The Loop, the new duty free store at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), will open its doors to passengers early on Monday morning, December 11, 2017. Aer Rianta International (ARI), a company that operates duty free stores around the world, will help improve the passenger shopping experience at YQB.


"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 YQB. "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 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 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. 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. 


For a virtual tour of the terminal and its new concessions, explore the virtual reality platform.


About Aer Rianta International (ARI)

Aer Rianta International, which operates The Loop Duty Free, is recognized as one of the world's leading specialists in airport retail sales. It has gained its worldwide reputation thanks to a flexible and dynamic corporate culture.


À propos de Aéroport de Québec Inc. (AQi)

AQi is the private corporation responsible, since November 1, 2000, for the management, operation, maintenance and development of YQB. Over a dozen carriers use YQB to offer connections to North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe, and daily flights to the main hubs in eastern North America.



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Mathieu Claise

Director, communications and public relations

Aéroport de Québec Inc.

Phone: 418 640-2700, extension 2625


Katherine Sullivan

Marketing and Promotions Manager

AerRianta International (North America) Inc.

Phone: 514 409 4877