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Revamped JR/Duty Free stores open at Darwin

International passengers arriving at Darwin International Airport will now be greeted by a larger and redesigned duty free stores.

The JR/Duty Free store is now open, including expanded areas at each end, which are preparing to become operational, beginning with international arrivals at the western end.

Arriving passengers now make their way along a new entry route and enjoy an improved shopping experience in the upgraded store.

NT Airports director commercial and aviation development, Jim Parashos, says it will provide passengers with a premium duty free offering: “We’re very excited about JR/Duty Free opening the doors to its redeveloped outlet.

“Passengers arriving in the expanded internationals area are now met with a contemporary walk-through store, an enjoyable start to their stay in Darwin and a taste of things to come, as the remainder of the terminal upgrades come online.

“The new store builds on our previous successes and we’re thrilled to have JR/Duty Free investing in the shopping experience for Darwin travellers.”

Milton Lasnitzki, CEO of JR/Duty Free, says the firm has developed a strong partnership with the airport and is delighted to be part of the exciting redevelopment.

“We are extremely pleased to continue our partnership with Darwin Airport and look forward to serving the people of the Northern Territory and their visitors well into the future,” Lasnitzki adds.

The JR/Duty Free Departures store is currently trading out of a temporary location as work on the new outlet continues, due to open in early December.

Darwin International Airport is currently undergoing a Terminal Expansion Project, which will see the terminal grow to 27,000 square metres.

Passengers will start moving through the eastern (domestic) end towards the beginning of October, with work on the retail outlets to continue until the end of the year.

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