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Petition: End ratepayer subsidies to Singapore Airlines

WREDA doubling-down on airline welfare

In January 2016, it was revealed that Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) had signed an agreement with Singapore Airlines to subsidise flights between Wellington, Canberra, and Singapore. There's been enormous secrecy over the arrangement, but documents indicate the decade long funding arrangement will cost ratepayers across the Wellington region millions of dollars. 

wreda-content-image.jpgIt has now been revealed that due to the complete financial failure of the Wellington-Canberra route, flights would now go to Melbourne instead of Canberra, and WREDA would now subsidise those flights instead.

That's an outrageous use of ratepayers' money. There are already multiple flights every week between Wellington and Melbourne, offered by both Air New Zealand and Qantas. Ratepayers money should not be spent on subsidising a flight route, especially one with existing competition.

WREDA should respond to the change in flight routes by pulling out of their subsidy deal with Singapore Airlines as soon as possible.

"We call on Wellington Councils to stop using ratepayers' money for corporate welfare for Singapore Airlines."

Who's signing

Robert Davey
Figen Danisman
Figen Danisman
Allan Davidson
De Stacaravan
Colin Swabey
Colin Swabey
Kiwi Tee
Christopher Coulter
Christopher Coulter
richard macdonald
Mike Mapperson
Mike Mapperson
Mike Mapperson
Don Whitwell
Marvin Froeder
bob Warman
Rebecca Gorrie
Noel McCabe
Robert Donk
Amina Mohammed
Gary Gaz
Stuart Kent
Cam Macintyre
Ann O'Brien
Hamish Bullock
John Beattie
David Steward
Chris Hogg
Greg Mawson
397 SIGNATURES
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  • Robert Davey
    @top_shotmx8 tweeted link to this page. 2018-03-09 14:16:39 +1300
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    @Figen222 tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-22 12:13:11 +1300
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    @de_stacaravan tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-15 12:51:41 +1300
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    @kiwitee76 tweeted link to this page. 2018-01-29 11:53:13 +1300
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