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Mt Tongariro Ash Cloud Dispersing

Mt Tongariro Ash Cloud Dispersing

Air New Zealand advises that the ash cloud from Mount Tongariro is clearing to the east of the country and services to Rotorua are now recommencing.

Taupo and Gisborne airports remain affected this morning and flights to these areas continue to be subject to delays and cancellations. However, normal operations are expected to recommence as the day progresses.

Air New Zealand is continuing to work closely with the Civil Aviation Authority, the MetService and other authorities to keep up to date with the ash movement and forecasts.

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 www.airnewzealand.co.nz for flight arrivals and departures information which will be constantly updated throughout the day.

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