Aer Rianta International

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Aer Rianta International
Founded 1988
Headquarters Shannon Airport,
Shannon, County Clare,

Aer Rianta International cpt (ARI) is an airport and retail holding and management company, registered in Dublin and with its head office on the grounds of Shannon Airport in Shannon, County Clare.[1] ARI is a subsidiary of Ireland's state-owned DAA.

The company was established in 1988 as part of Aer Rianta (now daa). The airport division holds a 20% stake in Düsseldorf Airport. It also formerly held stakes in Birmingham Airport (sold off in September 2007) and Hamburg Airport (sold off in 2006). The airport retail division designs, manages and operates duty free and duty paid airport retail outlets in Europe, the Middle East, India and the Americas. In 2013, ARI had a managed turnover of over $1 billion and employed over 3,500 people worldwide.[2]

In March 2007, Aer Rianta International and Barbados-based Caribbean Airways announced a new joint venture retail business named CaribbeanAri Inc. The venture is to be debuted in Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport. The business will feature a Runway brand of luggage, cosmetics, clothing, chocolates, liquor and tobacco stores.[3]

In 2012,the company had sales of €1.2 billion.[4]


  1. ^ "Contact Us." ARI. Retrieved on 7 July 2010.
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  3. ^ B., W. (30 March 2007). "Joint pact a 'good deal'". Nation Newspaper. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Chevalier, Michel (2012). Luxury Brand Management. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-118-17176-9. 

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