Yan calls for longer Airport Flyer hours
Yan calls for longer Airport Flyer
Wellington Mayoral candidate Jack Yan says
the Wellington Airport Flyer bus needs to operate longer
The last bus runs at 9:25 from the Airport on
weeknights, despite a number of flights arriving after
Mr Yan believes the lack of public transport is
frustrating not only for residents returning home but also
for visitors to Wellington.
"It's not a good look when you
arrive in Wellington and there is no public transport
available from the airport.
"This is a reminder of the
benefits of amalgamation. At the moment, we have a situation
where the Regional Council sets the bus schedule but the
City Council partly owns the Airport and funds tourism
marketing. Amalgamation would see everyone singing from the
same song sheet.
"If elected, I will work with all
relevant parties to ensure the city has a public transport
system which is reliable and accessible. We can start by
getting the basics right first, such as linking up the
Airport Flyer service with late night
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