Air NZ makes schedule changes due to maintenance reqirements

Press Release – Air New Zealand

7 December 2017

Air New Zealand makes schedule changes due to maintenance requirements

Air New Zealand advises that it will be retiming some international flights and making a limited number of cancellations over coming weeks as a result of two recent events involving the Rolls-Royce engines on its Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

Rolls-Royce has advised that some of the Trent 1000 engines in the airline’s Boeing 787-9 fleet require maintenance sooner than previously indicated.

Rolls-Royce does not have any replacement engines available while this maintenance work is undertaken which means some schedule changes are unavoidable.

In addition to these changes, Air New Zealand is focused on securing replacement aircraft capacity.

Customers affected by these changes will be proactively contacted with new travel information. In addition to this, the latest available information on any schedule changes will be published in the Travel Alerts section of the Air New Zealand website. Customers are encouraged to check this first before calling the airline’s contact centre.

Schedule changes currently planned between Thursday 7 December and Sunday 10 December are as follows (all dates given in local time):

Thursday 7 December:

Flight Route Status
NZ175 Auckland – Perth Cancelled
NZ178 Perth – Auckland Cancelled
NZ31 Buenos Aires – Auckland Delayed 8 hours, 55 minutes
NZ282 Auckland – Singapore Delayed 35 minutes
NZ289 Auckland – Shanghai Delayed 5 hours, 40 minutes
(now departing Friday AM)

Friday 8 December:

Flight Route Status
NZ97 Auckland – Osaka Cancelled
NZ98 Osaka – Auckland Cancelled
NZ175 Auckland – Perth Delayed 3 hours, 30 minutes
NZ162 Perth – Christchurch Delayed 7 hours, 35 minutes
NZ161 Christchurch – Perth Delayed 4 hours, 50 minutes
NZ289 Auckland – Shanghai Delayed 7 hours, 30 minutes
NZ288 Shanghai – Auckland Delayed 1 hour, 45 minutes
NZ61 Auckland – Rarotonga – Sydney Delayed 1 hour, 30 minutes

Saturday 9 December:

Flight Route Status
NZ30 Auckland – Buenos Aires Delayed 5 hours, 35 minutes
NZ289 Auckland – Shanghai Delayed 7 hours, 30 minutes
NZ288 Shanghai – Auckland Delayed 3 hours
NZ28 Auckland – Houston Cancelled
NZ29 Houston – Auckland Cancelled

Sunday 10 December:

Flight Route Status
NZ289 Auckland – Shanghai Delayed 1 hour, 16 minutes

The above schedule changes will also be published to the Travel Alerts section of the Air New Zealand website shortly.

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