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NZ aviation fuel rationing stokes air travel disruption fears

Saturday, 07 Dec, 2022 0

International airlines are seeking assurances from New Zealand over an aviation fuel supply squeeze.

Airlines’ jet fuel allocation was cut to 75% after a shipment was contaminated

Aviation fuel rationing is impacting domestic and international flights.

Rationing is expected to last until December 18.

“This makes us more difficult and expensive to operate to,” said Cath O’Brien, executive director of the Board of Airline Representatives.

BAR wants the government to have better contingency plans to protect fuel security.

Travel Agents Association president Brent Thomas said flights are at capacity for the pre-Christmas period.

This could result in cancelled services ,with international flights getting priority.

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