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Air New Zealand Finalises Contingency for Strike Action by FARSA Cabin Crew

Travel News Asia 25 November 2002

Air New Zealand has finalised a contingency plan for the first day of the 14 hour strike action by international long haul cabin crew affiliated to FARSA (Flight Attendants and Related Services Association) which is planned for two separate days this week - from midnight on Tuesday 26 November to 2.00 pm Wednesday 27 November, and again from midnight on Thursday 28 November for the same period Friday 29 November.

The strike action will affect some of Air New Zealand's services to Australia, the Pacific Islands and Asia. On Wednesday two flights have been cancelled and nine flights will depart later than originally scheduled.

The cancelled flights are:

NZ103 and NZ104 operating Sydney-Auckland-Sydney.

The rescheduled flights are:

NZ 70 & NZ 71 operating Auckland-Hong Kong-Auckland - departing 4 hours 40 minutes late

NZ10 & NZ 9 operating Auckland-Honolulu-Auckland - departing 2 hours 15 minutes late

NZ 23 & NZ 24 operating Auckland-Singapore-Auckland - departing 2 hours late

NZ 113 & NZ 114 operating Auckland-Perth-Auckland - departing 45 minutes late

NZ131 operating Auckland-Brisbane - departing 14 hours late

Other Air New Zealand flights to Sydney, Nadi, Melbourne and Narita will operate as scheduled.

Air New Zealand booked customers affected by flight cancellations will be advised and either rebooked on the next available Air New Zealand service or with an alternative carrier at no additional cost to themselves. Customers who are unable to travel on alternative options will be offered a refund or voucher for future travel, depending on the nature of their ticket.

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