Hutt Valley Airport Flyer looks set to be retained

NZ Bus has reversed its decision to scrap the Hutt Valley Airport Flyer Bus service, for now at least.

Photo: Supplied / Wellington Airport

It will instead include the route in a re-evaluation of services in six months‘ time.

A Hutt City councillor, Campbell Barry, said the change of heart was down to public intervention.

“It‘s been a real team effort from a number of people, councillors, the mayor and MPs, but the biggest part of that team has been the 18,000 people who signed the petition and also those people rallying behind keeping the service, that has been a big part in influencing NZ Bus to do whatever they can to keep these services.”

Mr Barry said the prospect of cancellation was a wake up call and showed people needed to use the service to ensure it stayed.