September 30 2020  |  Retailers

ARI takes home four prestigious awards from Frontier Awards

By Laura Shirk

Recognized for its confectionery concept in The Loop, T2, Dublin Airport, Aer Rianta International (ARI) had experienced success at the virtual awards ceremony

Aer Rianta International (ARI) had a successful afternoon at the virtual Frontier Awards, being honored with four prestigious awards and one highly commended.

ARI Ireland was awarded “Speciality Concept of the Year” for its confectionery concept in The Loop, T2, Dublin Airport. Upon announcing the award, Felix Barlow, Sales Director, DFNI, said: “The judges commended the level of thought that has gone into the concept, which is clearly demonstrated through an impressive result – a lot of firsts and excellent brand engagement”.

The Loop, T2, Dublin Airport, was also highly commended for the “Airport Retailer of The Year” award, praising the recent launch of its impressive new confectionery and beauty spaces.

Delhi Duty Free added three awards to an already impressive collection. It won awards for the highly prestigious “Airport Retailer of the Year” and “CSR or Sustainability Initiative of the Year”. Furthermore, Philip Eckles, CEO of Delhi Duty Free, was awarded “Outstanding Contribution Accolade”.

"Within our industry the Frontier Awards have always been and remain today, the ultimate accolade and recognition of outstanding performance throughout the previous year. I know from my own experience the delight and pride of winning a Frontier Award is part of a team effort. So, to be recognized and receive this individual award for outstanding contribution to the industry is not only a delight, but also humbling and I am so proud to accept the award,” comments Eckles.

“We are honored to receive these prestigious awards that showcase the commitment, dedication and creativity of our team, who continually deliver the ultimate passenger experience, right throughout our estate. I would like to thank everyone that has been involved in making these awards possible,” says Ray Hernan, Chief Executive, ARI.

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