Air New Zealand has started working more closely with the New
Zealand Government to align incoming passenger flows with
available isolation facilities.
The move is to help ensure the country is able to
continue to provide quarantine accommodation for inbound
passengers for the required 14-day period.
The airline put a hold on
bookings on flights into New Zealand in early July, following a request
from the Government.
Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, Greg Foran,
said, “We recognise we play an important part in
supporting the Government and New Zealand’s fight against
COVID19. We have extended a hold on new bookings until 29
July, to ensure we comply with the rolling 14-day quota. Following
this there is capacity for Kiwis to book flights to return home
and we will continue to manage this going forward.”
If customers have a flight booked to New Zealand
and no longer wish to travel, they are encouraged to let the
airline know to free up space for other returning New Zealanders.
The airline admitted that there may be a small
number of customers who will need to be moved to other flights.
Domestic services and outbound Air New Zealand
services to international ports are not affected by the New
Zealand Government restrictions.
Air New Zealand.