Air NZ hiring 115 more crew as it braces for tougher border requirements

A Stuff article.

Air New Zealand is rehiring an additional 115 long haul crew on fixed term contracts after the Ministry of Health asked the airline to prepare for tighter border requirements.

The news comes swiftly after the airline confirmed that 40 long haul crew were last week recalled on fixed term contracts to accommodate changes to its international schedule, including new layover protocols for North American flights.

The recruitment drive is in addition to 175 Airbus A320 cabin crew being recalled from furlough in preparation for Tasman and Cook Island travel bubbles and the hiring of regional cabin crew on fixed term contracts in four centres.

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