17 flights to and from New Zealand’s Christchurch cancelled after mosque attack

Last Updated: Mar 15 2019 19:38

Air New Zealand has cancelled at least 17 flights in and out of Christchurch, saying it couldn't screen customers and their baggage following deadly shootings at two mosques.

According to the airline, some smaller planes travelling on regional routes were cancelled while larger jet planes would continue landing and taking off due to security screening processes already in place.

Air New Zealand said the safety of its customers and employees was paramount and apologized for the inconvenience.