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New Zealand steps up support for Pacific aviation security

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has pledged to give $11.5 million to bolster aviation security in the Pacific and secure the safety of the travelling public, most of whom are citizens of New Zealand. The financial support is also being given to support trade and tourism in the region. “Pacific island countries must meet global aviation safety and security standards, and this funding will provide passenger and baggage screening …

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Qatar Airways mulls cancellation of Auckland flights if New Zealand imposes additional security measures

Qatar Airways is weighing the possibility of cancelling flights to Auckland should New Zealand follow the lead of the United States banning laptops and other large electronic devices on Middle East flights. Just recently, New Zealand bared that they are considering putting up additional security checks on flights from some countries in the Middle East after similar measures were introduced last month by the U.S., U.K. and Australia. “Well, we …

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New Zealand considering additional security checks on Middle East flights

New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority is considering implementing additional security checks on flights from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East. Transport Minister Simon Bridges said that they are currently carefully discussing what measures would be “appropriate.” The new rules would follow similar methods introduced last month by the US, UK and Australia. These security measures would affect passengers flying from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Doha, Qatar, where …

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Chinese carriers to get more flights to and from New Zealand

An expanded bilateral Air Services Agreement between New Zealand and China has boosted the number of flights Chinese airline carriers are able to operate to and from New Zealand. New Zealand Transport Minister confirmed that the updated agreement would give Chinese carriers 10 additional flights, upping the total to 59 per week. However, the number could rise further depending on the demand for flights as the New Zealand government works …

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Papua New Guinea, New Zealand sign Air Services Agreement

Expect air travel between Papua New Guinea (PNG) and New Zealand to be more frequent after the two countries agreed to an air services agreement on Tuesday. Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato and New Zealand’s outgoing Foreign Minister Murray McCulley signed the monumental agreement in Port Moresby where the latter was a visitor to discuss New Zealand’s support for PNG’s hosting of APEC in 2018 and this …

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