An Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 between New York JFK and Auckland diverted to Nadi a few hours ago, with the reason unknown.
Incident: Air New Zealand Boeing 787 New York-Auckland Diverts to Nadi…
Air New Zealand flight NZ1 is a routine scheduled flight between New York JFK and Auckland, with today’s rotation being operated by ZK-NZL.
As per data from Planespotters.net, ZK-NZL is a 6.1 year old Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that was delivered to the carrier back in October 2017.
Of the 787-9, the carrier has 14 of them, of which 12 are in active service and two are currently parked, offering an average age of 7.4 years.
NZ1 departed New York JFK at 2116 local time on Saturday evening and proceeded south-west for its marathon 16-18 hour flight to Auckland.
Upon reaching Fiji airspace, NZ1 proceeded to descend into Nadi, where the aircraft landed at 0600 New Zealand time on October 30.
After an hour or two on the ground, Air New Zealand flight NZ1 departed Nadi and at the time of writing (29/10/23 @ 1910 UK time), the aircraft is continuing its long stint from New York JFK down to Auckland.
At this stage, it is unclear what the reason for the diversion was, with the aircraft not broadcasting the 7700 squawk code during this process.
NZ1 is expected to land in the New Zealand-based airport in around 90 minutes time, which converted onto UK time would be 2040.
AviationSource will approach the airline for a comment on the diversion.
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