Air New Zealand said it will be re-timing some international flights and making a limited number of cancellations over coming weeks as a result of two recent events involving the Rolls-Royce engines on its Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
Rolls-Royce has advised that some of the Trent 1000 engines in the airline's Boeing 787-9 fleet require maintenance sooner than previously indicated.
Rolls-Royce does not have any replacement engines available while this maintenance work is undertaken which means some schedule changes are unavoidable.
In addition to these changes, Air New Zealand is focused on securing replacement aircraft capacity.
Customers affected by these changes will be proactively contacted with new travel information. In addition to this, the latest available information on any schedule changes will be published to the Travel Alerts section of the Air New Zealand website, an airline statement said.
Customers are encouraged to check this first before calling the airline’s contact centre.
Schedule changes currently planned between December 7 and 10,the statement added. – TradeArabia News Service
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