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Nouméa airport closed: Air NZ's Hugh Pearce says people must be able to get there safely

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 May 2024, 6:07pm
Smoke rises during protests in Noumea, New Caledonia, Wednesday May 15, 2024. Photo / AP | Nicolas Job
Smoke rises during protests in Noumea, New Caledonia, Wednesday May 15, 2024. Photo / AP | Nicolas Job

Nouméa airport closed: Air NZ's Hugh Pearce says people must be able to get there safely

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 May 2024, 6:07pm

Air New Zealand has confirmed Nouméa airport in New Caledonia is closed until Tuesday, as civil unrest continues. 

Air New Zealand says it will only resume services when it can guarantee safety for ground staff and customers. 

Air New Zealand’s Captain Hugh Pearce told Heather du Plessis Allan that it’s one thing for the airfield to be opened and operating, but it’s another thing for people to safely get to and from the airfield. 

Pearce said “Our thoughts are with those people on the ground.” 

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