24 Apr 2020

Air NZ cuts long-haul flights, ground-work: 100 Nelson jobs to go

From Checkpoint, 5:39 pm on 24 April 2020

Air New Zealand is scrambling to cut costs as it fights to remain alive in a world where few are now flying.

Despite hundreds of millions of dollars of government support, it's taking the scalpel to not only its hard-hit long-haul services, but also its ground-level operations.

Plans to cut 100 jobs from its Nelson engineering base have shocked the region, and on Friday the airline confirmed its services from LA to London, and Auckland to Buenos Aires are now gone for good.

The question on everyone's mind is, what might we be left with? Here's Tracy Neal with the story.