Air NZ brings international expert to warn on Wellington runway extension

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 29 Feb 2016

By Pattrick Smellie Feb. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Promoters of the Wellington airport runway extension are mistaken to expect that building it will be enough to attract airlines to establish new long-haul routes to the capital, says an international airline expert brought to New Zealand by one of the project's biggest critics, Air New Zealand. Montie Brewer, a former chief executive of Air Canada who sits on the boards of Irish airline Aer Lingus and Swiss International Airlines, said New Zealand is risky for global carriers because of its dis...

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