29 Nov 2023

Flights delayed in Auckland after issue with the submission of flight plans

8:48 am on 29 November 2023
Auckland Airport international terminal

Auckland Airport. File photo Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Flights were delayed in Auckland this morning after an issue with the submission of flight plans.

The plans are a requirement for flying aircrafts, and need to be submitted at least 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the journey.

An RNZ staff member at Auckland Airport was told by a pilot that an issue with Air Traffic Control in the city meant flight plans were being issued very slowly, delaying take-offs.

Airways NZ says is aware that some airlines had an issue entering their flight plans, but understands the situation has been resolved.

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