30 July 2013

Auckland closures!

Auckland airport has been having a tough time today...
I flew in from Melbourne last night and fog was forecasted... I was relieved not to be diverted!
Then later this morning the airport was again closed after morning after Qantas Boeing 737-800 ZK-ZQH operated flight QF141 had problems with its brakes locking. The airport was closed for some 90 minutes though domestic flights were able to operate with the alternate runway which is used while the main runway is under repair... http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/8981126/Qantas-plane-towed-out-of-way-at-Auckland-airport
Diversions saw Cathay Pacific's Airbus 340 diver to Ohakea... http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/8981231/Hong-Kong-flight-lands-in-Ohakea
and Emirates Boeing 777 and Airbus 380s divert to Christchurch... http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/8981438/Worlds-biggest-plane-lands-in-Chch

1 comment:

  1. Hey. Just a quick correction, no flights were able to arrive at AKL while this was going on. The alternate runway no longer exists and ceased to be a runway a few years ago. Some flights were able to depart using the opposite runway and using a reduced length. Cheers :)