Tahiti strikes forces airlines to cancel flights

Tahiti strikes forces airlines to cancel flights

first_imgThousands of travellers have been left stranded at Tahiti’s Faa’a International airport as a direct result of a strike by custom officers and emergency fire crews.  The mass walkout prevented the operation of all wide-bodied jet aircraft to and from Papeete for the past few days, which left more than 3600 passengers stranded in Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and France.  Air Tahiti Nui has confirmed that its employees are not involved in the strike; however they were forced to cancel its Sunday service from Auckland to Papeete, which affected passengers including a number connecting to Australia. The Government of French Polynesia has now given the carrier approval to begin moving stranded passengers to and from Papeete, Los Angeles, Auckland and Tokyo, as well as from Los Angeles to Paris. Last night 1,600 passengers were carried into and from Papeete, however there is still a major backlog of passengers and Air Tahiti Nui is not yet able to return to full schedule services. Flight TN 101 is scheduled to depart Tahiti early on Wednesday  local time, arriving in Auckland at 10.55am on Thursday (8.55 am Sydney), with onward connections to Australian home ports.Flight TN 102 is scheduled to depart Auckland at 2.05pm on Thursday (12.05pm Sydney time) bound for Papeete.  Additional flights will be announced as approval is secured.Passengers in Australia who have been stranded by the strike are advised to continue checking the Air Tahiti Nui website www.airtahitinui.com.au or to contact their travel agents for the latest information. <a href=”https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2032/IMG15992.jpg” alt=”last_img” />

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