Boarding Card Statement
Aelia Duty Free is compliant with the rules outlined by HMRC on VAT.
We use the UK VAT relief concession to support reduced prices for all passengers, whatever their destination.
It is compulsory all passengers show their boarding card on all purchases to meet with this compliancy.
Unlike other airport stores, goods sold in duty free stores are brought onto the airport tax and duty-suspended (which means that the duty free retailer accounts for the taxes only when the product is sold to the customer). Our stores use the flight destination information on the boarding pass to ensure that any applicable customs, excise duty &/or VAT is fully accounted for to HMRC. This process does not allow Lagardere Travel Retail to reclaim any tax from HMRC.
A copy of the regulation can be found at the following website: