Virgin Australia suspends NZ services16/06/2011
BRISBANE 16 JUNE 2011: Pacific Blue, an airline of the Virgin Australia Group of Airlines, has suspended services into and out New Zealand, effective immediately because of the volcanic ash plume.
Group Executive Operations Sean Donohue said the plume that had been in the Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin regions had moved further north, necessitating the schedule changes.
“These cancellations are in addition to the six flights cancelled yesterday to from Australia to Christchurch and Wellington.
“Guests should check the website for regular updates of information,” Mr. Donohue said.
The flights cancelled for 16 June are:
DJ165 Auckland – Melbourne at 0630
DJ51 Auckland – Sydney at 0715
DJ85 Hamilton – Brisbane at 0715
DJ52 Sydney to Auckland at 1130
DJ169 Brisbane – Honiara at 1000
DJ168 Honiara – Brisbane at 1500
DJ182 Tonga – Sydney at 1130
DJ183 Sydney – Tonga at 1535
DJ79 Auckland – Gold Coast at 1650
DJ78 Gold Coast – Auckland at1830
DJ95 Auckland – Apia at 1725
DJ96 Apia – Auckland at 2305
DJ179 Auckland – Tonga at 0645
DJ178 Tonga – Auckland at 2355
DJ188 Brisbane – Auckland at 1910
DJ60 Melbourne – Christchurch at 0945
DJ83 Christchurch – Brisbane at 1550
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