AviationAirport stores to benefit from new duty free app.

Buy-in-the-sky arrives at Sydney Airport, other airports to follow

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SkyBuys has launched its duty free platform at Sydney Airport.
SkyBuys has launched its duty free platform at Sydney Airport. Photo Credit: AlxeyPnferov/GettyImages.

SkyBuys, launched at Sydney Airport, will allow passengers to shop for duty free goods with the SkyBuys App at any stage of their journey, including before they travel or arrive at the airport.

A new app will allow airline passengers to buy duty free goods from airport stores while airborne  - or on the way to the airport.

SkyBuys, launched at Sydney Airport, will allow passengers to shop for duty free goods with the SkyBuys App at any stage of their journey, including before they travel or arrive at the airport.

SkyBuys founder and CEO Alec Kemmery said the move would disrupt traditional duty free services because passengers travelling on airlines offering in-flight wireless would be able to use their smartphone “to forego the limited offerings of the airline trolley and buy an extensive range of duty free from the airport instead”.

SkyBuys has launched its duty free platform at Sydney Airport with international duty free and global travel retail leaders, Heinemann Australia. Other airports will be added later in the year.

The SkyBuys App, available on the App Store and from Google Play, is designed to deliver a better shopping and travel experience to international passengers by allowing them to search and shop for duty free items and offers when it suits them, avoiding the need to queue and ensuring that the specific item they are looking for is available.


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