Lagardère Travel Retail and AirAsia’s e-marketplace Ourshop have announced a new partnership in Australia to allow travellers to pre-order and collect duty-free products from arrival and departure points.
Introduced at the recently opened Aelia Duty Free store in Avalon Airport, Victoria, the partnership will provide greater flexibility and freedom for travellers, alongside the ability to shop for international and local brands all year round.
The agreement with Lagardère Travel Retail follows the recruitment of wholly-owned Malaysia Airports’ subsidiary Eraman to the Ourshop ecommerce marketplace in May 2019 and key deals with Lotte Duty Free in September 2018 – as reported exclusively by TRBusiness — and Plaza Bali Duty & Tax Free last July.
Przemek Lesniak, Pacific Region CEO, Lagardère Travel Retail said: “This is a new and exciting partnership developed with AirAsia and we’re delighted to bring this to the Pacific region. We believe it highlights endless benefits for our customers who choose to travel with AirAsia as it opens up a new world of accurate marketing, products and convenience within the travel retail sector.”
Customers purchasing on ourshop.com will also earn AirAsia BIG Points, which can be used to redeem free flights on AirAsia. The more miles travelled or items bought, the more points can be earned by customers.
Josh Thompson, Partnership Director for Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail said a collaboration such as this was a win-win for AirAsia, Avalon Airport, Lagardère Travel Retail and most importantly their customers. “Customer satisfaction is a key driver for our business and as part of that, this exciting online shopping experience ensures our customers can access convenience shopping, while increasing their own benefits from AirAsia.”
Hassan Choudhury, Head of Acquisition, Ourshop remarked: “What used to be a 20-minute shopping experience as travellers rush to their boarding gates is now 365 days of shopping indulgence at the tip of their fingers.
“I want to thank Lagardère Travel Retail and Aelia Duty Free for partnering with us to deliver this unique online shopping experience and we look forward to sharing incredible success together.”
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