At the award ceremony of privileged 11111th BalticMiles customer at ATU Duty Free shops in Riga International Airport, Member of the RIX Board Ilona Līce announced "Riga International Airport is pleased that our major business partner ATU Duty Free is offering new benefits for the airport passengers, thereby significantly improving the range of services and facilitating customer activity. As our successful collaboration continues, we believe that in the near future together we will create additional privileges for Riga Airport passengers."
Ms. Kristine Liepina made Cristmas shopping for family at ATU Duty Free store at 10:46am and was registered as 11.111 Baltic Miles customer winning 11.111 bonus points which can be redeemed for a roundtrip airBaltic flight in the Scandinavian, Baltic, Central or Eastern European region, before her direct flight to Oslo.
A representational big gift card with assigned bonus points was given to Ms.Liepina by ATU Duty Free’s Managiņg Director Ersan Arcan and he stated that "We are proud to award 11111 BalticMiles to our 11111th customer. This event is a nice example of the fruitful partnership between ATU Duty Free and BalticMiles. Both partners operate under the same roof, Riga International Airport sharing the same values such as a customer centric approach, excellence in service and continuous commercial development orientation. Our customers will be able to benefit from the advantages of travel retail while shopping the world's top brands. This is just the beginning and in our partnership we are looking forward to achieving more value added services for our customers”.
BalticMiles’ CEO Gabi Kool addressed the following „This holiday season my special gratitude goes to ATU Duty Free for showing initiative and care for customers by awarding the 11,111th client with a BalticMiles card with 11,111 bonus Points. I’m sure that this successful relationship with ATU Duty Free will continue as it has started, and will provide even more motivating privileges to our customers while helping ATU to grow its already successful business at Riga Airport which has further enhanced Riga Airport's positioning as the leading airport hub between Eastern Europe and Western.”
As announced last week a privileged duty free customer is going to win 11.111 BalticMiles bonus points from ATU Duty Free before Christmas. From the 1st of November 2012 on, all the purchases made at ATU Duty Free using the Baltic Region’s most popular loyalty program BalticMiles allows its customers to win 1 Point for 1 Euro.
Riga International Airport is the most important air traffic hub of the Baltic region, gateway and transit point for a total of 4 to 5 million passengers yearly. ATU Duty Free provides duty free services at Riga International Airport in 14 stores on 1,430 square meter area. The Chairman of the Riga International Airport Aldis Mūrnieks commented on the program partnership: “Thanks to successful business relationship between Riga Airportand ATU Duty Free, the airport’s commercial areas have reached the global airport standard. Passengers can choose from a rich variety of goods and receive excellent service.”
Since January 2012, ATU Duty Free stores have become the meeting point of over 4,4 million passengers who are enjoying more than 430 worldwide brands from liquor, tobacco, beauty products, local brands to fashion and accessories. Customers can find 12,000 reference products at ATU Duty Free’s Riga stores with advantageous prices, up to 16% in perfume and cosmetics, 31% in liquor and tobacco items, compared to high street.
About ATU Duty-Free
ATU, the international duty free chain, was founded in 2000 in partnership amongst TAV Airports, Unifree Duty Free and Heinemann. ATU is the sole duty free operator at Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara and Alanya Gazipasa airports in Turkey, at Tbilisi and Batumi airports in Georgia, at Enfidha – Hammamet International Airport in Tunisia, at Skopje and Ohrid airports in Macedonia and at Riga Airport in Latvia. Since November 1st, ATU’s Riga stores are a partner of BalticMiles.
ATU Duty Free’s Riga stores offers classic duty free products as well as international fashion brands at considerably advantageous prices compared to high street.
Launched October 2009, BalticMiles is the leading multi-partner loyalty program in Northern Europe and Russia. BalticMiles has numerous ways to earn Points at more than 20 000 places throughout the world – flights, trips, hotel stays, car rentals, restaurants, beauty salons and spa treatments, health care, telecoms, and finance, as well as while shopping for over 400 international brands at BalticMiles’ online store. Points can be used for free flight tickets, leisure time activities and adventures, music downloads, and on the over 3000 products available at http://www.balticmiles.com/.
With the BalticMiles program, you can also donate Points to various charitable causes. The easiest way to sign up for the BalticMiles program is to register at http://www.balticmiles.com/, or by picking up a card at any BalticMiles partner.