New Zealand Minister of Finance outlines expectations for Air New Zealand

    Air New Zealand received (09-Apr-2021) a letter from New Zealand‘s Minister of Finance Grant Robertson, outlining the Crown’s expectations as the airline’s majority shareholder:

    • To be a ‘national airline’ continuing in operation to support economic development, including access to international markets for exporters and international tourism linkages, when international travel resumes;
    • To maintain a comprehensive domestic route network which allows people and goods to move across New Zealand in a timely fashion at a reasonable cost;
    • To demonstrate its commitment to environmental sustainability and engage with the development of sustainable aviation fuels;
    • Enhance its role as a leader for best practice workplace relations;
    • Continue acting as a responsible corporate citizen;
    • To achieve the objectives, while operating as a commercially sustainable and capital efficient business.
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