Weather woes again today across the country. Fligths into and out of Wellington were cancelled all morning due to gale force North Westerly winds. And fligths into and out of Queenstown were cancelled due to low cloud, rain and snow.
Aircraft that did depart bound for Wellington this morning were forced to divert. Jet flights were noted diverting to Palmerston North and Christchuch or returning to either Christchurch or Auckland. Prop flights were noted diverting to Palmerston North, Christchurch, Nelson and Woodbourne.
The diversions into Woodbourne were:
- NZ2300 TIU-WLG a 1900D
- NZ2261 WAG-WLG a J32
- NZ2191 WRE-WLG a 1900D
The following relocation/repostitioning and extra capacity flights were noted:
- NZ2915 BHE-WSZ - the J32 which departed as National32
- NZ2946 BHE-WRE - 1900D
- NZ2948 BHE-WLG - 1900D
- Also scheduled was NZ2307 WLG-BHE-TIU this was continually pushed back until the BHE-TIU leg was cancelled. It finally departed WLG for BHE around 1340 as Eagle907.
BHE - Blenheim/Woodbourne
TIU - Timaru
WAG - Wanganui
WLG - Wellington
WRE - Whangarei
WSZ - Westport