Air New Zealand flights to Samoa affected because of runway lights

Two Air New Zealand flights into and out of Samoa were cancelled Friday because of an issue with runway lights at Faleolo International Airport in Apia.

An Air New Zealand spokeswoman confirmed flight NZ992 from Auckland to Apia on Friday afternoon was cancelled, and as a consequence return flight NZ997 from Apia to Auckland was also cancelled.

New Zealand Herald reports the spokeswoman did not have more details on what the issue with the runway lights was and no one could be contacted at Faleolo International Airport.

She also did not know how many Air New Zealand passengers have been affected, but the A320 that usually flies the route has 168 economy seats, according to Air New Zealand's website.

According to the spokeswoman, a larger plane was used to accommodate passengers on the cancelled flights.


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