Flights in and out of Nelson have resumed.
Air Nelson general manager Grant Kerr said flights in Nelson had resumed and were departing on time after heavy fog in Auckland and Christchurch has left some Nelson travellers stranded this morning.
By 8.30am today more than 100 passengers were standing or sitting with their suitcases at Nelson Airport waiting to hear whether their flight would leave.
The airport was working through the back log of passengers who missed flights because of the fog, Mr Kerr said.
This morning Wakefield engineer Dionn Young told the Nelson Mail he and wife Karyn had been waiting for his flight to Palmerston North, via Christchurch, since 6:30am.
"There's not a lot to do at Nelson Airport, and we're married so we can't sit here talking all day."
Passengers were advised to call the airline's free calling number 0800 737 000 for updates on the situation, which he described as one of the most significant disruptions to air traffic he had known.
This morning Christchurch was also fogged in, leading to further flight disruptions.
"I just can't believe it," Mr Kerr said.
He had never known Auckland Airport to be closed for a whole day due to fog, which led to the cancellation of a total 170 flights across the Air New Zealand domestic network on Thursday.
"The situation is expected to improve this morning and right now we're trying to manage the backlog of customers," Mr Kerr said.
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