26 Sep 2016

Runway issues cause delays at Fiji airport

9:55 am on 26 September 2016

An unsettled runway surface at Fiji's Nausori airport near Suva has caused delays to flights yesterday.

Airports Fiji Limited says a sealant applied over the weekend did not dry in the expected time frame, causing the runway to be closed until 2pm on Sunday.

Fiji Airways said customers flying to Sydney, Port Vila and Labasa were affected, as well as inbound flights from Labasa, which were diverted to Nadi.