New Plymouth Airport to proceed with USD18m terminal upgrade despite Air New Zealand capacity cuts

31 May, 2019

New Plymouth District Council Mayor Neil Holdom said Air New Zealand's possible reduction in services to New Plymouth Airport do not affect the council's plans to develop a new NZD28.7 million (USD18.7 million) terminal for the airport (Stuff, 29-May-2019). Mr Holdom commented: "It's a 50, 60, 70 year asset [proposed new terminal] that is built on our expectations of where the airline industry is going in New Zealand". Air New Zealand plans to reduce domestic capacity by 2% year-on-year from 01-Jul-2019, with a stated commitment to maintaining existing routes.