Air New Zealand makes schedule changes due to maintenance requirements

Air New Zealand advises that it will be re-timing 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.
7 December 2017

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 to 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

NZ175

Route

Auckland - Perth

Status

Cancelled


Flight

NZ31

Route

Buenos Aires - Auckland

Status

Delayed 8 hours, 55 minutes


Flight

NZ289

Route

Auckland - Shanghai

Status

Delayed 5 hours, 40 minutes
(now departing Friday AM)


Friday 8 December:

Flight

NZ178

Route

Perth - Auckland

Status

Cancelled


Flight

NZ97

Route

Auckland - Osaka

Status

Cancelled


Flight

NZ98

Route

Osaka - Auckland

Status

Cancelled


Flight

NZ175

Route

Auckland - Perth

Status

Delayed 3 hours, 30 minutes


Flight

NZ162

Route

Perth - Christchurch

Status

Delayed 7 hours, 35 minutes


Flight

NZ289

Route

Auckland - Shanghai

Status

Delayed 7 hours, 30 minutes


Flight

NZ288

Route

Shanghai - Auckland

Status

Delayed 1 hour, 45 minutes


Flight

NZ282

Route

Auckland - Singapore

Status

Delayed 35 minutes


Flight

NZ61

Route

Auckland - Rarotonga - Sydney

Status

Delayed 1 hour, 30 minutes


Saturday 9 December:

Flight

NZ161

Route

Christchurch - Perth

Status

Delayed 4 hours, 50 minutes


Flight

NZ30

Route

Auckland - Buenos Aires

Status

Delayed 5 hours, 35 minutes


Flight

NZ289

Route

Auckland - Shanghai

Status

Delayed 7 hours, 30 minutes


Flight

NZ288

Route

Shanghai - Auckland

Status

Delayed 3 hours


Flight

NZ28

Route

Auckland - Houston

Status

Cancelled


Flight

NZ29

Route

Houston - Auckland

Status

Cancelled


Sunday 10 December:

Flight

NZ289

Route

Auckland - Shanghai

Status

Delayed 1 hour, 16 minutes
(now departing early Monday AM)


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

Ends

Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320