Aelia Duty Free teams with JB Hi-Fi to open Auckland and Christchurch airport stores

By Simon Warburton |

Interior of JB Hi-Fi shop

JB Hi-Fi has more than 300 stores across Australia and New Zealand.

Aelia Duty Free has partnered with JB Hi-Fi to open tax free electronics stores in Auckland and Christchurch Airports.

JB Hi-Fi shops are now open in Aelia Duty Free departures shops, with arrivals stores in both airports due to start trading during September.

“This is the first time JB Hi-Fi has been available in a duty free setting in New Zealand,” said Przemyslaw Lesniak, Chief Executive of Lagardère AWPL. “It’s a real win for international travellers.”

The new shops are staffed by JB Hi-Fi’s team and contain many of the same products seen in their other stores.

“JB Hi-Fi has one of the widest ranges of consumer electronics, at some of the best prices across Australasia,” added JB Hi-Fi New Zealand Managing Director Tim Edwards. “We’re excited now to extend that offer, tax free, in New Zealand through this partnership with Aelia Duty Free.”

Lagadère AWPL alliance with Visa

The partnership builds on the momentum generated by Lagardère AWPL in New Zealand this year.

“Recently, Lagadère AWPL partnered with Visa for a highly successful FIFA Women’s World Cup promotion,” said Lesniak. “And we offered exclusives with global and local luxury brands, such as Burberry and Comvita.”

In August, Lagadère AWPL also ran two career days, with hundreds of people expressing interest in working in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown Airports.

“It’s great to see the sector growing, and for Lagadère AWPL to be such an attractive employer,” noted Lesniak. “And the momentum continues. We have more brand partnerships coming soon.”

Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport

Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport.

Aelia Duty Free operates in Auckland, Christchurch, and Queenstown Airports.

Aelia is owned by Lagardère AWPL and has a network of more than 150 stores across 28 Pacific airports.

The business operates business areas covering travel essentials, speciality retail, duty free & luxury and food service.

JB Hi-Fi has more than 300 stores across Australia and New Zealand as well as online shopping, selling a range of consumer electronics, technology and home entertainment products.



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