Samoa-bound passengers delayed by Apia airport lights issue fly out of Auckland today
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Air New Zealand has cleared a backlog of Samoa-bound passengers that was caused by an issue with runway lights at Faleolo International Airport in Apia.
Two Air NZ flights - one from Auckland to Apia yesterday afternoon, and the return journey - were cancelled.
A company spokesperson said today: "Air New Zealand customers affected by the two flight cancellations yesterday have been accommodated on our afternoon service today which was upgauged from an A320 aircraft to a larger Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
"The flight departed Auckland a short time ago," the spokesperson said at 4.20pm.