8 Apr 2024

Calls for airlines to be penalised when services are delayed or cancelled

From Midday Report, 12:45 pm on 8 April 2024

A Timaru farmer and travel business owner are calling for the Government to introduce a passenger charter so travel operators are penalised when services are delayed or cancelled.

This comes after Rangitata MP James Meager has called for a more reliable air service to and from Timaru, and Air New Zealand's admission their cancellation rate in the city was too high. Jeremy Talbot says passengers deserve better.

Talbot spoke to Ben Strang.