ZK-OKQ Airshow Appearance.

Boeing 777-319ER ZK-OKQ positioned Auckland – Palmerston North this morning as NZ6691 for the Ohakea Airshow. The aircraft returned to Auckland later in the day as NZ6692.

Air New Zealand Los Angeles B777-300ER Swap

Boeing 777-319ER ZK-OKO arrived into Los Angeles this afternoon as NZ2 from Auckland, however instead of working forward to London Heathrow as NZ2 it remained on the ground and operated back to Auckland as NZ5. Meanwhile sister ZK-OKM which operated NZ6 Auckland – Los Angeles went forward to London Heathrow as NZ2.

Fiji Flooding Causes Cancellations

Severe flooding caused the closure of Nadi airport today and as a result the NZ754/NZ755 Auckland – Nadi Airbus A320 rotation did not operate.

ZK-OJC Positioning Flight.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJC positioned Auckland – Wellington early this morning as NZ6003. The aircraft then operated NZ841 Wellington – Sydney and Sydney – Auckland as NZ1972.

ZK-OJF Positions for Christchurch – Brisbane Service.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJF positioned Auckland – Christchurch this morning as NZ6011 in order to operate the NZ803/NZ802 Christchurch – Brisbane rotation. On its return to Christchurch the aircraft positioned back to Auckland as NZ6010.

Wellington – Christchurch Extras.

Two extra services on the Wellington – Christchurch route operated this evening with Boeing 737-33A ZK-NGP operating Wellington – Christchurch as NZ1465 and sister ZK-NGR operating Christchurch – Wellington as NZ1482.

Wellington Extras

Following yesterday’s Wellington Airport weather closure Airbus A320 ZK-OAB positioned Auckland – Wellington as NZ6731 early this morning. Sister ZK-OJB then operated Auckland – Wellington as NZ6003.

Wellington Low Cloud Diversions.

Due to the low cloud at Wellington NZ846 Sydney – Wellington operated by Airbus A320 ZK-OJB diverted to Christchurch and NZ457 Auckland – Wellington operated by Airbus A320 ZK-OJR returned to Auckland after three missed approaches at Wellington.

Low Cloud Closes Wellington.

Wellington Airport was closed due to low cloud today causing the following cancellations:

NZ356 Christchurch – Wellington

NZ357 Wellington – Christchurch

NZ358 Christchurch – Wellington

NZ359 Wellington – Christchurch

NZ364 Christchurch – Wellington

NZ442 Wellington – Auckland

NZ445 Auckland – Wellington

NZ449 Auckland – Wellington

NZ451 Auckland – Wellington

NZ458 Wellington – Auckland

NZ460 Wellington – Auckland

NZ461 Auckland – Wellington

NZ463 Auckland – Wellington

NZ464 Wellington – Auckland

NZ467 Auckland – Wellington

NZ474 Wellington – Auckland

NZ475 Auckland – Wellington

NZ478 Wellington – Auckland

NZ842 Sydney – Wellington.

ZK-NGR Mount Cook Replacement Flights.

Boeing 737-33A ZK-NGR operated an extra Christchurch – Hamilton rotation as NZ6730/NZ6729 and an extra Christchurch – Wellington rotation as NZ6726/NZ6725 today to add capacity after the Mount Cook Airlines ATR72 grouding.

ZK-OJE Mount Cook Replacement Flights.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJE operated an extra Christchurch – Queenstown rotation as NZ6723/NZ6724 today to add capacity after the Mount Cook Airlines ATR72 grounding.

ZK-OJA Mount Cook Replacement Flights.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJA operated an extra Christchurch – Wellington rotation as NZ6722/NZ6723 and an extra Christchurch – Dunedin rotation as NZ6725/NZ6726 today to add capacity after the Mount Cook Airlines ATR72 grounding.

Mount Cook Airlines ATR72-500 Fleet Grounded.

Mount Cook Airlines grounded all eleven of its ATR-72s today after cracks were found cracks were found around the cockpit windows on one aircraft. Two aircraft were released back into traffic this afternoon after passing the inspections.

ZK-NCJ Kagoshima Excursion.

Boeing 767-319ER ZK-NCJ operated Auckland – Kagoshima this morning as NZ1921 and will return as NZ6000.

ZK-OKN Sydney Extra.

Boeing 777-319ER ZK-OKN operated an extra Auckland – Sydney rotation today as NZ1963/NZ1964.

ZK-NCJ Sydney Technical Issue.

Boeing 767-319ER ZK-NCJ operated NZ101 Auckland – Sydney today however the return NZ102 was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

ZK-OJF Coolangatta Diversion and Subsequent Positioning Flight.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJF operating NZ887 Christchurch – Sydney diverted to Coolangatta/Gold Coast this morning due to weather at Sydney. The aircraft then positioned Coolangatta/Gold Cost – Christchurch as NZ6006. As a result NZ884 Sydney – Christchurch was cancelled.

ZK-OJE NZ845 Diversion and Subsequent Positioning Flight.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJE operating NZ845 Wellington – Sydney diverted to Coolangatta/Gold Coast this morning due to weather at Sydney. The aircraft then positioned Coolangatta/Gold Cost – Wellington as NZ6004. As a result NZ846 Sydney – Wellington was cancelled.

ZK-OJM Operates Brisbane – Norfolk Island Inaugural.

Today’s inaugural NZ764/NZ765 Brisbane – Norfolk Island rotation was operated by Airbus A320 ZK-OJM. The flights were awarded to Air New Zealand under an Australian Government tender and are operated under the Seats 2 Suit model.