Air NZ's Carter defends airline's independence after Shane Jones laments axing of routes

Jonathan Underhill
Tue, 20 Mar 2018

By Jonathan Underhill March 20 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand chair Tony Carter said he has written to Minister of Finance Grant Robertson to underline the airline's independence from the Crown after Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones lamented its decision to axe regional routes. "Any appearance of a lack of commercial independence is viewed seriously by the Air New Zealand board and is ultimately potentially damaging to the interests of all shareholders, including the Crown," Carter said in an emailed statement. That...

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