New Zealand Government and Air New Zealand agree to manage incoming bookings

6 July, 2020

New Zealand's Government stated (07-Jul-2020) "Our number one priority is stopping the virus at the border, so everyone must go into quarantine or managed isolation" and confirmed New Zealand's Housing Minister Megan Woods, Air Commodore Darryn Webb and Air New Zealand CEO Greg Foran met to "discuss safe and robust ways to jointly manage the big growth in New Zealanders coming home". Air New Zealand has placed a temporary hold on new bookings in the short term and will align daily arrivals with the capacity available at managed isolation facilities. Ms Woods stated: "These temporary measures will ease the current demand on facilities while additional supply is brought on line… The pause on new bookings will be short term, and allows us to increase supply to match forecast demand over the coming weeks". [more - original PR]