“With Cyclone Evan causing death and destruction in Samoa, it’s time for our national airline to step up to the mark and ease the burden for worried whanau who live here in NZ” says MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira.
And with the Cyclone now causing carnage in Fiji, most of our Pacific cousins are in need of a helping hand”.
“I’d like to see Air NZ do the following for people from Samoa and Fiji; drop the cost of airfares so that they can get home to help with the clean-up; drop the excess baggage costs as whanau pack with extra supplies that are needed; and for those who were already booked to visit the Pacific Islands over the Christmas holidays, offer a refund if they so wish”.
“My office has been contacted by several Pacific Islanders who are struggling to meet costs being charged by Air NZ”.
“I sincerely hope that during their time of need, Air NZ reciprocate the patronage shown by our Pacific cousins and drop the costs involved in travelling home”.