Australian-based airlines to resume flights in New Zealand


WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Australian-based airlines will resume almost all of their trans-Tasman and New Zealand domestic flights on Monday, according to local media on Sunday.

Dozens of flights have been canceled this weekend due to ash from the eruption of a volcano in Chile.

Jetstar has announced that all of its trans-Tasman flights will resume on Monday, Radio New Zealand reported.

It said domestic services will also be back to normal – apart from the cancellation of two early morning flights between Auckland and Wellington.

Qantas said services to and from Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington will be back on – and there were no flights scheduled for Queenstown.

It said additional flights are being put on for the Sydney to Auckland route, and also between Melbourne and Auckland.

All scheduled Pacific Blue flights will also go ahead on Monday.

Air New Zealand services have not been affected.

Jetstar alone canceled 30 domestic flights on Sunday, 16 trans- Tasman services and one flight to Singapore.

The airline’s parent company Qantas canceled all trans-Tasman flights, and Pacific Blue stopped 23 international flights to and from New Zealand.