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Auckland Airport welcomes Government decision

13 December 2004

Auckland Airport welcomes Government decision

Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) chief executive officer, Don Huse, said that today's Cabinet decision on the future use of Whenuapai air base affirmed the company's view that there is no merit in a commercial airport at Whenuapai.

A Ministry of Economic Development report has concluded that there are no national or strategic considerations to justify central government's active involvement in establishing a commercial airport at Whenuapai.

"We're pleased the government has come out with a decision. We'd like the opportunity to review the full report when it is available, but on the surface it seems that this is a practical outcome to a complex issue," commented Don Huse.

With the Government's position now known, Don Huse said that Auckland International Airport would continue to plan with confidence, "for us it's business as usual."


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