15 Aug 2009

Fog at Christchurch Airport delays flights

12:50 pm on 15 August 2009

Thick fog in Christchurch caused delays to some flights in and out of the city on Saturday morning.

A Jetstar flight from Auckland was delayed by more than an hour and a plane bound for Queenstown ran more than an hour behind schedule.

An Air New Zealand spokesperson said the weather has been "pretty nasty" across the South Island in the past 24 hours and several flights in and out of Christchurch were up to 20 minutes late, though none were cancelled.

Passengers were being asked to check with their airlines.