Airlines need roughly $600m in government support to keep air links open, airline group says

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The Government needs to provide roughly $600 million in additional support to airlines in order to keep air links to New Zealand open while the country’s borders remain closed, an airline group says.

The Board of Airlines Representatives of New Zealand (Barnz) executive director Justin Tighe-Umbers, on behalf of airlines, said it was calling for an extension of aviation support packages from the Government following comments from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that the border was likely to remain closed until the latter part of 2021.

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