Early capital flight finally touches down

Last updated 05:00 21/02/2014

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More than 40 passengers flying to Wellington from New Plymouth finally arrived in the capital city last night.

Flights to Wellington out of the New Plymouth were hampered yesterday after a thick fog encased the capital city's airport.

A blanket of dense and widespread low cloud rolled into Wellington on Wednesday evening, disrupting a number of flights in and out of the capital.

The fog continue throughout the day yesterday, leaving passengers around the country waiting.

Yesterday an early morning flight to Wellington from New Plymouth was cancelled, while the 10am flight left the airport but was forced to return after the plane could not land in Wellington.

Peter Bishop, an Air New Zealand traffic supervisor at the New Plymouth airport, said about 40 people had been affected by the cancellations and delays.

"They have been pretty good about it though," he said.

Those people were then booked onto a later flight, which was scheduled to leave New Plymouth at 5.45pm.

The flight was delayed until 7pm but arrived safely at Wellington airport at 7.50pm.

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