NZ Airports welcomes NZ First Party's commitment to financially support regional airports

13 September, 2017

New Zealand Airports Association (NZ Airports) welcomed (13-Sep-2017) New Zealand First leader Winston Peters' commitment to support small regional airports if his party wins the next election by providing "much-needed funding... to help pay for infrastructure improvements and to meet safety and amenity standards". NZ Airports CEO Kevin Ward stated "all election candidates should get behind" long term funding for regional airports, adding: "Air travel to the regions is part of the national transport system, like state highways. Small airports should have a government funding support, as roading does". [more - original PR - NZ Airports] [more - original PR - NZ First Party]