Has anyone who have flights soon to NZ, checked and see if their upcoming flights to NZ, have been cancelled because of the volcanic eruption today?
I have a booking in a few weeks, 2 actually, in discJ, and coming back to BNE with QF discJ.
Can cancel the flights in the end, but would probably have the funds go into travel bank, but hotel is prepaid.
As other have said don't change flights and this is very localised. I was born and breed in Tauranga which is where the Ovation of the seas (cruise boat where tours originated) is berthed and about 70klms from the island. Mrs eric2011 was born in Whakatane which is where the rescue effort is being conducted. The Island is offshore and can be easily seen when driving down the "Matata straights" between the 2 cities. This island has been erupting and belching gas, fumes and ash for the past 60 years that I can remember and people have been travelling to the island for tourism and to see the area close up etc over this time.Why would they cancel flights? It’s very localised up north. Tragic for those in the area. Seems like many have perished.
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake has struck off New Zealand’s east coast just one day after a volcano eruption on White Island killed five people.
Residents in Whakatane, the closest town to the volcano, reportedly felt the 29km deep earthquake, which occurred 20kms off the coast of Gisborne, around 1pm (local time) on Tuesday.