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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

Keith Bond
Donald Kinnell
edna collis
Brenda Ieriko
Aphrodite Hannah
Steph Beath
Aphrodite Hannah
Steph Beath
Karen Sinclair
Andrew Simes
Andrew Simes
Andrew Simes
Wendy Armitage
Mike Dymond
Peter Hitchman
Gerard Ockerse
Gerard Ockerse
Mark Stockdale
Gretupar Tamshivinka
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  • Keith Bond
    @keithscorner tweeted link to this page. 2018-01-26 18:14:28 +1300
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  • Steph Beath
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-26 17:41:27 +1300
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  • Aphrodite Hannah
    @BettyBoopdedoo tweeted link to this page. 2018-01-26 17:41:27 +1300
    Sign the petition: End the WREDA subsidies to Singapore Airlines http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/wreda_petition?recruiter_id=17835
  • Steph Beath
    @stephbeath tweeted link to this page. 2018-01-26 17:41:22 +1300
    Sign the petition: End the Wellington rate payer funded subsidies to Singapore Airlines http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/wreda_petition?recruiter_id=6164
  • Karen Sinclair
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-25 06:56:55 +1300
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  • Wendy Armitage
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    @GerardOckerse tweeted link to this page. 2018-01-24 17:44:41 +1300
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