Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 23, 2020 13:22:33 GMT 12
There was a very good and in depth interview on RNZ's Nine To Noon programme with Greg Foran of Air New Zealand this morning.
The prospect of "travel bubbles" with Australia and the Cook Islands by April next year is a welcome shot in the arm for the Covid-hit aviation industry. It's been a rough year for airlines, including Air New Zealand, which was forced to slash international routes, park up its planes and lay off thousands of staff when the borders were closed in March. Its chief executive, Greg Foran, had only just got his feet under the desk when the pandemic took off. He'd left his job heading up retail giant Walmart USA to head home to New Zealand, and tells Kathryn Ryan what it was like having to make some of the toughest calls in the airline's history.