Fog delays Auckland Airport flights yet again

Fog Auckland Airport
Fog at Auckland Airport in May. Photo credit: Newshub.

Restrictions on flights in and out of Auckland Airport due to fog were finally lifted at 2pm on Saturday.

They had been in place since 4:22am, disrupting travellers to and from New Zealand's largest city.

Queues at Auckland Airport
Queues at Auckland Airport. Photo credit: Emma Cropper / Newshub.

About 51 domestic flights were delayed and a further 64 were cancelled, Auckland Airport said.

One domestic flight and three international flights were diverted to Wellington.

WeatherWatch.co.nz said a large high pressure system over New Zealand created the fog and more fog was possible on Sunday morning.

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