18 Nov 2019

Air NZ cancels flights during Christmas period

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:15 pm on 18 November 2019

Some international flights over the Christmas period have been cancelled by Air New Zealand today because of engine issues. 

Most of the flights are between Christchurch and Perth, Auckland and Sydney and some between Auckland and Tonga - affecting around 14,000 passengers. 

Aviation commentator Peter Clark explains what the issue is and why it hadn't been caught earlier.

Air New Zealand plane.

Air New Zealand plane. Photo: Supplied / Air NZ