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:
 
NZ175

Auckland - Perth

Cancelled

 
NZ31

Buenos Aires - Auckland

Delayed 8 hours, 55 minutes

 
NZ289

Auckland - Shanghai

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

Friday 8 December:
 
NZ178

Perth - Auckland

Cancelled

 
NZ97

Auckland - Osaka

Cancelled

 
NZ98

Osaka - Auckland

Cancelled

 
NZ175

Auckland - Perth

Delayed 3 hours, 30 minutes

 
NZ162

Perth - Christchurch

Delayed 7 hours, 35 minutes

 
NZ289

Auckland - Shanghai

Delayed 7 hours, 30 minutes

 
NZ288

Shanghai - Auckland

Delayed 1 hour, 45 minutes

 
NZ282

Auckland - Singapore

Delayed 35 minutes

 
NZ61

Auckland - Rarotonga - Sydney

Delayed 1 hour, 30 minutes

Saturday 9 December:
 
NZ161

Christchurch - Perth

Delayed 4 hours, 50 minutes

 
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:
 
NZ289

Auckland - Shanghai

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