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Auckland Airport Chief: About 30 percent of stores are back open

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Publish Date
Thu, 5 May 2022, 7:20am
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Auckland Airport Chief: About 30 percent of stores are back open

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 5 May 2022, 7:20am

Auckland Airport is welcoming back international travellers, although most of its food and retail stores are yet to open.

Vaccinated tourists can now come here from up to 60 visa-waiver countries.

Currently there are limited dining and shopping options for them to choose from at the international terminal.

Auckland Airport Chief Executive Carrie Hurihanganui told Mike Hosking about 30 percent of stores are open.

“For some of them, it’s a little bit of a standing start after being closed for two years and they are finding supply chain challenges to restock shelves but also recruitment in a market that’s got unemployment at 3 percent."

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