New Zealand travellers can now buy Apple products duty free
Posted on 23-Dec-2010 19:23
Filed under: News
Auckland Airport and JR/Duty Free have announced the arrival of three world-class new brands to its retail portfolio - Apple, Swatch Swiss watches and MAC Cosmetics. The new stores and retail space were unveiled on the 15th of December by Mayor of Auckland, His Worship Len Brown, and Associate Minister of Transport Nathan Guy at a ceremony hosted by screen actor Temuera Morrison.
The three new stores are part of the development and rejuvenation of the departures area at Auckland Airport. The licensee in each case is JR/Duty Free, one of the two principal duty free operators at Auckland Airport.
For the first time in New Zealand, travellers will have the opportunity to buy Apple MacBook and iPads at a tax-free price.
Apple iPods, MacBooks, iPads and accessories will be available at JR/Duty Free and supported by a free-standing interactive promotional display that allows travellers to experience the gadgets before they buy.
Adrian Littlewood, General Manager Retail & Commercial at Auckland Airport says he was delighted to include Apple in the new retail development.
“The Apple range is well-suited to travellers’ needs as well as being a hugely sought after and desirable brand worldwide. We envisage great support and strong sales,” says Adrian Littlewood.
Garry Stock, Chairman of JR/Duty Free added the positive response by travellers to all three outlets in the pre-opening period is clearly supportive of this initiative.
Over 18 million people spend time in the Auckland Airport terminals each year; more than the busiest malls in New Zealand. The ongoing evolution of the retail departures area, and the inclusion of these three new world-class brands, ensures that travellers will leave with a positive view of their time in New Zealand.
Located within the international departures area, the new development combines an outstanding retail experience with an expanded range of top quality retail outlets, food options and new local and international brands.