Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 267
A number of QF flights from ZQN, principally to MEL and BNE, have been diverting to CHC. Seems to have started a week or so ago. Does anyone know why?
Member since 31 Mar 2014
Total posts 264
Can't get out of Queenstown with enough fuel onboard maybe?
Originally Posted by Grannular
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 180
There is a fuel shortage at Queenstown Airport
Originally Posted by aklrunway
It’s possible that the NZ flights start the flying pattern in Auckland which means they can carry additional fuel to Queenstown for the Tasman sector
Member since 15 Sep 2012
Total posts 98
On a NZ avaiation Facebook book page it was stated that weather conditions in Queenstown were such that the 737-800s couldn't meet the safety requirements to be able totake off and clear mountains on a single engine. Fuel shortage was temporary for just a day or so
Member since 29 Jul 2022
Total posts 1
One incident on NZ 13-July MEL-ZQN was that the GPS was not operational and had to divert to CHC for repairs as it couldn’t fly the RNP approach. What was interesting is that the PIC said that they couldn’t land at ZQN if revised ETA was after dark.
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