Pāpāmoa Plaza Flight Centre to close, jobs lost

Flight Centre in Pāpāmoa Plaza will be closing it’s doors due to the coronavirus pandemic – but the other six stores around the Bay of Plenty will remain open.

Flight Centre, New Zealand’s largest travel agency, announced it would be making mass reductions to it’s workforce.

It has been forced to make some 250 roles redundant, given that all travel is now effectively off-limits as the result of widespread border closures.

Flight Centre NZ managing director David Coombes said, “This decision wasn’t taken lightly and it was one that we hoped to avoid, we do not want to see these great people leave our company.”

“We took every possible step to save these roles but, in the end, we were left with no choice.”

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