Fog at Dunedin International Airport delayed the landing of
three flights from Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch this
Airport operations manager Richard Roberts said affected
arrivals included a flight from Wellington due to land at
8.50am, another from Auckland due at 9.10am and a third from
Christchurch due at 9.45am.
All three circled above the Dunedin airport and one landed
just before 10.30am, he said.
The other two delayed arrivals landed after the fog cleared.
Mr Roberts said it was not unusual for the airport to be
shrouded in fog in February.
"Especially with the warm weather, there is more moisture in
the air,'' he said.
A 6.50am departing flight bound for Wellington and another at
7.20am to Christchurch were able to get away on time.
At 8am a flight from Christchurch landed in Dunedin, and 20
minutes later returned to Christchurch as scheduled.