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TRAVEL: Fiji Airways Auckland Flights Back To Normal

  Fiji Airways flights to Auckland have returned to normal. Airlines had been experiencing disruptions and delays due to restrictions on jet fuel supply following a cut to a pipeline
30 Sep 2017 10:00
TRAVEL: Fiji Airways Auckland Flights Back To Normal

 

Fiji Airways flights to Auckland have returned to normal.

Airlines had been experiencing disruptions and delays due to restrictions on jet fuel supply following a cut to a pipeline operated by Refining New Zealand that supplies jet fuel to the airport.

A statement said Fiji Airways was pleased to advise its passengers that the jet fuel issue had been rectified and aviation fuel supply was restored to 100 per cent as of Thursday afternoon.

“Services to and from Auckland have returned to normal scheduled operations,” the statement said.

“Fiji Airways would like to thank its passengers for their co-operation and understanding over the past few weeks while it was dealing with the fuel shortage issue.”

Meanwhile, Fiji Airways passengers travelling to Funafuti, Tuvalu, may experience disruptions to their flights.

“Including passengers denied boarding and baggage offloads, due to the unavailability of fuel supply on the island. The issue has been ongoing since last week.

“The shortage of aviation fuel supply means that the aircraft needs to carry sufficient fuel for the return journey and therefore requires the extra weight,” the statement said.

The next shipment of aviation fuel replacement stock is expected to arrive on the island on October 5.

Until then, the current contingency of carrying return fuel remains in effect, with the expected passenger and baggage offloads as required, to operate the flight safely.

Executive general manager, Fiji Link and Group Corporate, International and Government Affairs, Shaenaz Voss said: “We acknowledge it is unfortunate, but it is a necessary step we must take in order to operate the service.

“This is an issue we continue to face and have highlighted with the Tuvalu Government to address,” she said.

“We apologise to our passengers who may face disruptions to their travel plans due to this fuel issue which is out of our control.”

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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