More flights from Auckland Airport cancelled
Auckland Airport has published a list of upcoming flights that have been cancelled due to the fuel shortage.
All supplies of aviation fuel to the airport were cut after a digger trying to extract kauri logs cut the oil pipeline from Marsden Point near Ruakaka on Thursday.
Some 27 flights have been cancelled in the last 24 hours, and Air New Zealand has now posted a list of a further 18 over the next two days.
Four flights between Auckland and Australia have been cancelled along with 14 domestic New Zealand flights that were scheduled for tonight, Monday and Tuesday.Advertisement Advertise with NZME.
Prime Minister Bill English has promised to offer "all assistance that the Government can" to help restore fuel supplies.
A message posted on the Air New Zealand website says all airlines operating into and out of Auckland Airport are affected by the damage to the pipeline.
"Air New Zealand is currently working through the implications for its operations over coming days and is putting a range of measures in place," it said.
Measures include cancelling some domestic and Tasman services "to consolidate passenger loads", making sure domestic planes take as much fuel as possible in Wellington or Christchurch, and requiring some long-haul services to or from Asia and North America to refuel in Australia or in the Pacific.
Engineers are being flown in from Canada to help bring oil flows through the pipeline up to full capacity gradually.
Oil companies say it will take 10 to 14 days to restore normal supplies.
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AIR NEW ZEALAND FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS
These cancellations were accurate as of 10pm. Check Auckland Airport's website for up-to-date flight information.
â¢ NZ729 Auckland to Melbourne Sunday 17 September
â¢ NZ722 Melbourne to Auckland Monday 18 September
â¢ NZ543 Auckland to Christchurch Monday 18 September
â¢ NZ550 Christchurch to Auckland Monday 18 September
â¢ NZ413 Auckland to Wellington Monday 18 September
â¢ NZ420 Wellington to Auckland Monday 18 September
â¢ NZ437 Auckland to Wellington Monday 18 September
â¢ NZ444 Wellington to Auckland Monday 18 September
â¢ NZ718 Sydney to Auckland Tuesday 19 September
â¢ NZ719 Auckland to Sydney Tuesday 19 September
â¢ NZ411 Auckland to Wellington Tuesday 19 September
â¢ NZ418 Wellington to Auc kland Tuesday 19 September
â¢ NZ429 Auckland to Wellington Tuesday 19 September
â¢ NZ428 Wellington to Auckland Tuesday 19 September
â¢ NZ538 Christchurch to Auckland Tuesday 19 September
â¢NZ543 Auckland to Christchurch Tuesday 19 September
â¢NZ555 Auckland to Christchurch Tuesday 19 September
â¢NZ566 Christchurch to Auckland Tuesday 19 SeptemberSource: Google News