Mt Tongariro Eruption – update 2
21 November 2012
Mt Tongariro Eruption – update
Air New Zealand advises that flights operating to
some airports east of Mount Tongariro may be delayed or
cancelled as a result of the eruption at Mount
Air New Zealand is working closely with the
Civil Aviation Authority, the MetService and other
authorities to keep up to date with ash movement and
Air New Zealand General Manager Airline
Operations and Safety, and Chief Pilot, Captain David Morgan
says the airline is working with the relevant authorities to
safely make adjustments to flight routes to ensure aircraft
remain clear of any ash and keep providing a safe service to
the travelling public.
Passengers are advised to check the
Air New Zealand website for flight arrivals and departures
information which will be constantly updated throughout the
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