Air New Zealand cancels some flights due to Rolls-Royce engine issuesChristian Fernsby ▼ | November 18, 2019
Air New Zealand is canceling some international flights to carry out unscheduled maintenance on Rolls-Royce Holdings engines, affecting about 14,000 travelers during the holidays.
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Air New Zealand has 10 of the Trent 1000 TEN engines in its fleet of Boeing 787-9s.
“Rolls-Royce does not have any replacement engines available while maintenance work is undertaken and has advised Air New Zealand there’s a significant wait for repair services,” the airline said.
The affected flights are to Australian cities and to Tonga on dates in December and early January. The Christchurch-to-Perth route is the worst affected with 62 flights canceled. ■