Air New Zealand is going to “put a temporary hold on new bookings” to align with the Government’s managed isolation facilities which are currently housing thousands of people.
Housing Minister Megan Woods, in charge of managed isolation facilities, said she met with Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran to discuss ways to jointly manage the big growth in Kiwis coming home.
“Air New Zealand has agreed to put a temporary hold on new bookings in the short term, as well as looking at aligning daily arrivals with the capacity available at managed isolation facilities,” Dr Woods said on Tuesday.
The Government is choosing to align this the wrong way.
Citizens have a right to return home.
The Government should be ensuring we have enough isolation facilities to match the demand from Kiwis returning home.
Instead they are restricting the right of Kiwis to return home, to match the isolation facilities.