Air NZ maintenance to cause delays, cancellations

Air New Zealand has this morning announced on the Australian Stock Exchange that it will be undergoing maintenance on its fleet, resulting in a number of cancelled and delayed flights.

Expected to impact operations over the coming weeks, the airline advised there will be “limited international flight cancellations and delays each day”.

It comes as a result of recent Rolls Royce engine events on its Boeing 787-9 fleet.

Rolls Royce had informed Air NZ that some of its engines on the Boeing 787-9 fleet will “require maintenance sooner than previously advised” and that it “doesn’t have any spare engines available” while that maintenance work is undertaken.

Air NZ said in a statement it will “be focussed on finding replacement aircraft capacity” so if you’re booked on Air NZ, keep an eye on your flight status.