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Mt Tongariro Eruption – update 3

[Update: Mt Tongariro Ash Cloud Dispersing (Services to Rotorua recommencing.)] Media release
21 November 2012

Mt Tongariro Eruption – update 3

Air New Zealand advises that as a result of predicted ash cloud coverage following the eruption of Mount Tongariro, the airline is not expecting to be able to operate early services to or from Taupo, Rotorua or Gisborne airports tomorrow morning.

Ten services in and out of Taupo, Rotorua and Gisborne have been cancelled at this stage; however, the airline will continue to assess the situation as the morning progresses. Some early flights from other regional airports will also be affected as aircraft will need to be repositioned following today’s disruptions.

Air New Zealand is continuing to work closely with the Civil Aviation Authority, the MetService and other authorities to keep up to date with 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 for flight arrivals and departures information which will be constantly updated throughout the day.


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