4 Jan 2019

Flights cancelled in Wallis and Futuna due to weather

3:26 pm on 4 January 2019

Stormy weather near Wallis and Futuna has thrown flight schedules into disarray, disrupting travel plans of hundreds of people.

Internal flights between Wallis and Futuna were stopped at the beginning of the week, leaving dozens of travellers stranded.

Ticket sales for inter-island flights for next week have been halted amid hopes that better weather will allow for the backlog to be cleared.

New Caledonia's Aircalin, which provides the territory's only international air link, has cancelled its flights on Friday and Saturday.