Talks welcomed by Christchurch Airport

first_imgChristchurch Airport has welcomed a move by the New Zealand government to negotiate new and improved air service agreements with countries in South America and Asia, with chief executive Jim Boult saying the talks “would open up opportunities for airlines and airports” and “reinforce New Zealand’s free trade approach”. A “delighted” Mr Boult described the move as “great news for our travel and tourism industries”.“We need to grow in-bound arrivals and the import/export market for New Zealand,” the airport boss said. “We are a distant market for the rest of the world, so we welcome any agreement that makes it easier for airlines to consider coming to New Zealand.” Associate Transport Minister Nathan Guy said in a statement that the government wanted to see the 48 or so already existing relationships governed by similar agreements improved on and increased.Negotiations with China, Brazil and up to eight other countries are scheduled to commence shortly. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H NZ wants to make it easier for carriers to fly to the countrylast_img

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