21 Mar 2018

Air NZ boss reacts to govt call on regional flights

From Morning Report, 7:19 am on 21 March 2018

Air New Zealand has caused controversy with the ending of several regional flights recently. In response, Regional Development Minister Shane Jones sniped at the company, dubbing it 'Air Auckland'. Finance Minister Grant Robertson has said the government could wield influence over the airline by appointing particular members to the Air New Zealand board. The airline has hit back, saying it will act independently of the Crown. Air NZ chief executive Christopher Luxon joins Susie Ferguson with his reaction.