NZ air­port read­ies for Cooks bub­ble as is­lands fear youth flight

Fiji Sun - - BUSINESS -

Auck­land: New Zealand’s largest air­port says it’ll be ready to op­er­ate a travel bub­ble with COVID-free Pa­cific coun­tries by August 17, if given the green-light.. Busi­ness

groups and some Pa­cific coun­tries, in­clud­ing the Cook Is­lands, have been urg­ing the New Zealand govern­ment to open travel with some parts of the re­gion.

Auck­land Air­port’s Mick Cot­trell said a safe travel zone was doable.

“In 14 days time, if we got a flight from Raro­tonga it would have a whole pier at the air­port to it­self and it will have 10 air-bridges to pull up at.” Cot­trell said the air­port could sep­a­rate pas­sen­gers from COVID-free coun­tries and those ar­riv­ing into quar­an­tine.

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