9 Feb 2021

Shock at Air NZ's contract with Saudi military

From Checkpoint, 6:15 pm on 9 February 2021

Air New Zealand's CEO Greg Foran has confirmed to Checkpoint the contract with the Saudi military has now been terminated.

In 2019 the airline's gas turbines unit was contracted to work on parts belonging to the Royal Saudi Navy.

A professor of International Relations says he's shocked the national carrier signed up to the contract at all, without telling the New Zealand government.

Rachel Graham has more.