AUCKLAND — Air New Zealand has issued a travel alert for Fiji with a possibility of a category 3 cyclone expected to hit the region on Thursday and Friday.
The alert states:
“There is currently possibility of a Category 3 Tropical Cyclone over Fiji which may affect flights into and out of the region on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 February.
The following flexibility will be permitted on all fare types for customers ticketed prior to and including Tuesday 9 February 2016 for travel to and from Nadi (Fiji) prior to and including Monday 15 February 2016. This information covers both domestic and international travel.”
Fiji Airways is currently stating that today’s flights will not be disrupted, but it may change later in the week:
“Tropical Cyclone Ula continues in a westerly direction away from Fiji and is unlikely to have any further significant impact on us. There are no anticipated flight disruptions due to weather for today.
The weather system may turn northerly, as forecasts indicate, towards the end of the week. We will continue to observe the situation and will provide updates on any affected flights as the week progresses. “