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NZ bars biz jets from trans-Tasman travel bubble

Denise McNabb
Tue, 06 Jul 2021

Christchurch-based private aviation company GCH Aviation Group says the situation is costing the company hundreds of thousands of dollars. (Image: Supplied)
Denise McNabb
Tue, 06 Jul 2021
The Ministry of Health is at odds with its Australian counterpart over its decision to exclude business jet owners and operators from flying in the trans-Tasman bubble.As a result, business jet travellers can only fly one way from New Zealand to Australia but must leave their jet and crew behind and return home on a commercial airline.A Ministry of Health (MOH) spokesman said the department had not ruled out the inclusion of private jets in the bubble in future, but until then passengers who choose to fly to NZ on business jets must pay for 14...

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