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Wellington Airport runway open after earthquake

Published: Fri 16 Aug 2013 03:05 PM
Wellington Airport runway open after earthquake
The size of the earthquake this afternoon meant the airport needed to undertake a full runway and navigational aid inspection as part of standard operating procedure.
The runway was closed after the magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 2:31pm, and inspected and cleared for operation by 2:52pm. Some flights may have been cancelled or delayed during this period.
Please check with airlines or on the Wellington Airport website for flight information
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Wellington International Airport Limited
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Wellington Airport provides a world class airport for visitors, the Wellington region and New Zealand. It's international terminal, The Rock, is ranked 4th best in the World. Being very close to the CBD saves 5.4 million travellers plenty of time and makes Wellington a more attractive place to visit. The Airport won the Wellington Gold Awards for Safety and is a major supporter of local events, attractions and community groups.
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