The FAA has issued a national ground-stop, or hold, for all arriving flights that have not yet departed from their originating airports to LAX following the shooting incident at the airport this morning.
This ground stop does not affect departing flights from LAX.
NZ6 from Auckland, which touched down shortly after 11.30 am local time in Los Angeles is currently parked on the tarmac at LAX with 356 passengers onboard. Buses will shortly transfer these passengers to a terminal for customs processing.
NZ2 from Auckland is due to arrive in Los Angeles at 3pm local time and NZ1 from London is due in late this evening local time. Both of these aircraft are currently already enroute.
Air New Zealand has three further flights due to depart Los Angeles today – one to London and two to Auckland.
Passengers requiring further information should call the Air New Zealand Contact Center:
- New Zealand 0800 737 000
- United States 1800 262 1234
Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320