NZ airline industry

New Zealand’s Airline industry

Our airline services industry is critical to growing New Zealand’s economy and society.

Airlines connect us to the world, bringing together families and friends, and enabling the free flow of innovation, ideas and information that only face to face meetings can achieve.

Before covid-19, the airline industry created these benefits for New Zealand:

  • Supported 11.2% of our GDP
  • Enabled our $17 billion per annum international tourist economy
  • Delivered $23 billion of our cargo imports and exports
  • Supported 329,000 jobs
  • Provided 44 direct connections world-wide
Our airlines are eager to restart flying and reconnect New Zealanders to the world, when it is safe. They need:
  • Clear safe travel guidelines, that keep air travel affordable
  • Government support for the continued operation of the aviation sector
  • Good quality and reasonably priced airport infrastructure and border services
  • No border taxes or government cost recovery – to support rapid regrowth of the sector