AKL Update: Supporting through our expertise

10 September 2021

When the Auckland Regional Isolation and Quarantine Command Centre (RIQCC) was set up for the managed isolation and quarantine process for Kiwis arriving home, it needed someone with expertise on the aviation sector and the airport operation.

Auckland Airport moved Josh Wright, a 14-year veteran in Operations, into a liaison role with RIQCC. Josh’s operational expertise gave RIQCC a thorough understanding of the processes involved in the air, at the border and inside the terminal.

With Josh’s help, the RIQCC was better able to access and understand data forecasts, planning information, aeronautical regulations, flight schedules and the requirements of border agencies and airlines.

“The partnership with RIQCC was crucial in making it possible for Auckland Airport to host arrivals in quarantine-free travel,” Josh said.