Air New Zealand has cancelled some of its flights over the holiday period due to maintenance required on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner engines.
The airline says changes will be made to flights between December 10 and January 2, which will affect around 14,000 customers. The engine issue is not confined to New Zealand and airlines around the world have been affected. This means there's a long waiting list for replacement engines and engine repairs. Air NZ has 10 of the affected Trent 1000 TEN engines fitted to its 787-9 fleet. The airline says while efforts have been made to minimise disruption so far, schedule changes have become unavoidable.
Which flights are affected:
The airline is suspending its twice-weekly seasonal Christchurch-Perth service, resulting in the cancellation of 62 flights From December 10 until January 5, the airline will also cancel its second daily Auckland-Perth service
NZ105 Auckland - Sydney - Cancelled 29 December
NZ108 Sydney - Auckland - Cancelled 29 December
NZ107 Auckland - Sydney Cancelled 12 December, 2 January
NZ109 Auckland - Sydney - Cancelled 10, 13, 16, 17, 18, 29 December
NZ110 Sydney - Auckland - Cancelled 12 December, 2 January
NZ112 - Sydney - Auckland - Cancelled 10, 13, 16, 17, 18, 29 December
NZ270 - Auckland - Tonga - Cancelled 30 December
NZ273 - Tonga - Auckland - Cancelled 30 December
Air NZ says customers booked on cancelled flights will be contacted by the airline about alternative arrangements. Those who booked via a travel agency will be contacted by their agent.
Right now I am really over commuting around Dorkland(aka Auckland). The traffic congestion is just far too much.
I am going to give lower Albert Street a name change. Much along the lines of that movie Nightmare on Elm Street I am thinking much of Albert Street should be renamed Nightmare on Albert Street.
To have the NX1 and the other Shore buses converging on an area with ONLY ONE lane is ridiculous.
I use public transport in the evening to get from my place of work, on the Shore, back to New Lynn. Lower Albert Street especially from say the Shakespeare Tavern to Quay Street is pathetic now.
The awful thing is alot businesses and people using Albert Street are probably fed up to the back teeth with all the delays etc. It's like the so-called CRL is being dragged out too bloody long for many. And we have been told it could go on for another 5 bloody years. How many businesses along Albert Street in particular will go under whilst all that mess is going on????!!!!
The mess that the Auckland CBD has become is off-putting to anyone who thinks a good outing for the day is to go into the Auckland CBD.
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