Three more airlines have joined the Government’s Maintaining International Air Connectivity (MIAC) scheme. Justin Tighe-Umbers, executive director of the Board of Airline Representatives (BARNZ) says its members China Airlines, Korean Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui have been included as participant members.
“It’s great to see the Ministry of Transport awarding some new airlines and cargo routes this week,” Mr Tighe-Umbers says. “For some it means this will be the first time they can fly here again since Covid-19 hit. “This scheme is critical for keeping New Zealand’s vital cargo links open. It enables airlines to keep flying routes while passenger numbers are at record lows.”