Fog causes flight cancellation at Fua’amotu airport

Kaniseli ha ongo puna 'e ua mei Tonga 'a e Virgin Australia V60 mo e Air New Zealand NZ977 tupu mei he kakapu lahi kuo tō he mala'e vakapuna Fua'amotu'. 'Oku ngali 'e toki lava ke na puna mai he pongipongi 'o e 'aho ni'.

Flights have been cancelled due to fog at Fua’amotu International Airport this evening.

It forced Air New Zealand flight NZ977 and Virgin Australia flight VA60 from Tonga to Auckland to be delayed, resulting in the cancellation of their return services last night June 21.

According to Virgin Australia’s website the status of its flight VA60 from Tonga to Auckland was “rescheduled” and “delayed.”

The Air New Zealand website says the status of its flight NZ977 from Tonga to Auckland which was expected to arrive at 11.59pm was “reshceduled.”

It is now expected to depart Tonga today June 22 at 12pm.

Nāmoe Sau was at the airport to pick up her husband Rev Viliami Selupe Vea’ila who was one of the Air New Zealand’s passengers.

She told Kaniva News the flight was cancelled because of the fog.

She said the Air New Zealand passengers are expected to check in at 9.30am this morning.

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