10 Apr News post – Sign the petition to “Save Sounds Air”
Students of Rural Health Aotearoa is urging its members to sign the “Save Sounds Air” petition that has so far collected more than 21,000 signatures. SoRHA believes the regional airline is a vital link to many rural communities and that it should receive Government funding to help avoid it going into receivership.
Sounds Air provided links such as Blenheim to Wellington, Blenheim to Paraparaumu, Blenheim to Christchurch, Wellington to Westport, Wellington to Taupo and Wellington to Nelson. The COVID-19 crisis has seen services cut back and its future put in doubt.
The Government established a $600 million aviation sector relief package to provide financial support for Airways who have lost significant revenue due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. To date, Sounds Air has been denied any financial support.
The petition calls on the Government to support Sounds Air through its aviation sector relief package. It was launched by Kaikōura National MP Stuart Smith earlier this week.
Sign the petition HERE.