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Fly Buy Dubai

Fly Buy Dubai

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Fly Buy Dubai (The Remarkable 25 Year Journey of Dubai Duty Free. 25 Years 1983-2008.) In 1945 Rineanna Airport, some 135 miles from Dublin, later known as Shannon International, began receiving scheduled aircraft from TWA and PanAm. The number of international carriers using Shannon rose sharply over succeeding years. The door was now open for the entrepreneurial spirit of one man to alter the course of the aviation industry.

In February 1947 Ireland’s Parliament passed an historical and extremely important piece of legislation that would be the first step towards the creation of a global duty free industry. The Customs Free Act exempted transiting and embarking passengers, goods and aircraft, at Shannon Airport, from normal customs procedures.

The father of this concept, Dr Brenda O’Regan, planned to introduce goods for sale to transit passengers. In his opinion the airport acted as an international enclave for transiting passengers and, as such, should not be liable for tax on any purchases made. In May 1947 a small shop opened in the terminal building at Shannon airport, a first of its kind in the world. Offering a host of items for sale, tax free, the goods ranged from souvenirs and Irish handicrafts to local produce.


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