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AirNZ cancels Wellington flights, asks passengers to delay travel

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Seventeen flights due to arrive at Wellington Airport were cancelled during a three-hour period this morning because of the strong winds. At 8.30 the airport’s information systems showed that 18 departures had also been cancelled. The airport says that due to the strong winds, flights may be disrupted throughout the day

News from Air New Zealand
Continued severe weather has led to further cancellations of Air New Zealand services in and out of Wellington Airport until midafternoon today.

Earlier news from Air New Zealand
Forecast severe weather has led to the cancellation of several Air New Zealand services in and out of Wellington Airport today.

Customers due to travel who are able to make changes to their booking online will be sent a notification outlining how to change their flight. Customers who cannot make changes to their online booking can contact Air New Zealand via private message on Facebook or Twitter, or by contacting the airline’s contact centre.

Air New Zealand is offering fare flexibility for the next 72 hours, where customers with cancelled flights will have the option to transfer their booking to another date or hold the fare value in credit for up to 12 months toward future travel. Customers with online bookings will be able to make these changes via their app or the airline’s website without the need to get in touch with Air New Zealand’s contact centre.

Customers with Wellington flights are strongly recommended to consider deferring non-urgent travel, and those who do need to travel should keep an eye on the airline’s Arrivals and Departures page for the latest information.

The airline’s contact centre is experiencing very high call volumes and all customers are kindly asked to defer non-urgent calls.

The airline recommends customers ensure they are subscribed to Air New Zealand’s Travel Alert service to receive ongoing updates.

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