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he airline on board duty free section of this site features all world airlines and the rules applicable to purchasing goods in-flight. You can also use the site to check world airline IATA or ICAO codes. The airlines are listed by the country where the headquarters are based.


To properly compare the duty free prices, view various product ranges and the in-flight catalogues, just search for your airline in the black box above and hit go to find your carrier. Where available, there is a featured duty free retail image and link where you can click through to view the full product range, the airline price list and the online pre-order page. These days, airlines tend to specialise their range and the catalogues feature many beauty, fragrance and gift products. One reason being that these goods are easier to store and carry in-flight.


You should note that for flights between European Union (EU) destinations, aircraft do not usually carry duty free cigarettes, wines or spirits on board. Alcoholic drinks will be available, but only for consumption during you flight. They do not generally sell bulk quantites such as litres of alcohol or cartons of 200 cigarettes on these flights.

To find the regulations related to baggage, security or customs allowances and limits, click through from your airline search to the customs button. Here you will find most of the answers to your questions. Carrying liquids (LAGS) in transit, such as duty free whisky, gin, vodka or brandy can be complicated if you are changing aircraft during your journey. The general rule, so to avoid these potential duty free confiscation problems, is to buy on arrival where permitted, or on the last leg of your journey, be it in the airport or on the flight.


Many low cost airlines, especially in Europe, have introduced a “one-bag rule” for carryon baggage and this can be onerous if you wish to shop in the airport. Some airlines are more rigid than others as to how they enforce these hand luggage rules and the simple answer is to be sure to plan your shopping in advance and whenever possible, pre-order duty free and tax-free goods for delivery at arrival.


News February 2013: The Russian Government are intending to introduce a complete ban on duty free alcohol being carried on aircraft. This proposal has been precipitated by a series of violent passenger incidents in recent months, one of which forced a Thailand bound Russian airliner to land in Uzbekistan whilst the Police dealt with the incident. If the legislation is introduced then the option for duty free shopping on arrival will become the only practical solution for Russian travellers.


Yes, you can buy your Duty Free on arrival in this country. Most major airports in this territory have arrivals duty free shopping facilities in the baggage claim area where you can buy tax-free goods before you pass through customs. This facility not only enables you to pick up any last minute items that you were unable to buy at your outbound airport, but it gives you the inbound duty free opportunity to buy liquid products such as spirits or wine, so you can avoid potential problems like confiscation by security.

More airports are now introducing an online duty free and tax-free pre-order service, this allows you to arrange the purchase of goods before your departure. This may be useful as the sale of liquid products (especially alcohol) and known as ‘LAGS’, can often be restricted at your departure location due to airport or airline security regulations and although these regulations are gradually being lifted, shopping at arrival and online pre-order can alleviate this problem.


We await confirmation from the operator as to the arrivals shops at this airport. In the meantime, you can still shop for your duty free goods on departure at almost all international airports.



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