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Air NZ Passengers Stranded in Hong Kong Return Home

Air New Zealand passengers who had to spend a night sleeping on chairs at Hong Kong Airport are back in New Zealand. Eighty travellers spent the night camped out at the airport after flight NZ80 was cancelled due to engineering issues. The airline was unable to find accommodation for them because Hong Kong was booked out with a festival and national holiday. Flight NZ80 was supp...

Air NZ Passengers Stranded in Hong Kong

Unimpressed Air New Zealand passengers have expressed their disdain after spending the night stranded in Hong Kong's airport. Flight NZ80 was due to leave Hong Kong for Auckland at 7:00 p.m. local time (midnight Saturday New Zealand time) but after two hours of waiting onboard passengers were told the plane had engine failure. Passengers told NZHerald.co.nz they were fed up with a lack o...

Drone Has Near Miss with Air NZ Plane

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association says it is "very worried" after a drone had a near miss with a commercial flight in controlled airspace above Christchurch. The pilot of an Air New Zealand A320, with 166 passengers on board, reported sighting a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System flying in controlled air space north of Christchurch at about 5:45 p.m. on Friday night. C...