Last flight: 29th March
Possible return date to be reviewed: 01st May
This is a major, major blow to South Island importers/exporters alike.
From a company perspective we use Singapore Airlines (SQ) extensively.
Our succesful weekly London-Christchurch service immediately springs to mind.
SQ will retain a pressence in N.Z with reduced flights into Auckland.
Airlines aren’t driven by freight revenue, though.
It’s ‘bums on seats’ that dictate where they go and how often.
Those bums aren’t there at the moment.
We all know why.