Thousands Of Aussies Could Be Affected By Delays As Planes Undergo Urgent Checks

Airlines have rushed to warn customers.

Thousands Of Aussies Could Be Affected By Delays As Planes Undergo Urgent Checks

Thousands of Air New Zealand passengers, including those travelling on the Auckland - Adelaide, Adelaide - Auckland route, are set to be affected by an international aviation order.

The Boeing Dreamliner 987-9 that Air New Zealand uses are fitted with a Trent 1000 engine that have been ordered to be checked as soon as possible.

The engine was at the centre of two problems for Air New Zealand in December, where “abnormal indications on one of the engines” were described on flights that had to turn back.

Air New Zealand customer experience general manager Anita Hawthorne said the airline was doing all it could to help customers.

"This is a particularly busy time on our network and we are conscious many Kiwis are heading away for the school holidays.," Hawthorne said.

"We sincerely apologise for any disruption to our customers' travel plans and we thank them for their patience."

Customers are advised to contact Air New Zealand or the travel agent they booked through directly.

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