Air NZ resumes flights to cyclone-damaged Fiji

  • 22/02/2016
Fiji Fiji declared a state of emergency over the weekend
Fiji Fiji declared a state of emergency over the weekend

Air New Zealand is resuming scheduled flights to cyclone ravaged Fiji as aide agencies pour resources in.

New Zealand sent its first wave of aid to Fiji on Sunday after the worst tropical cyclone in the country's history.

Fiji declared a state of emergency and a curfew as category five Cyclone Winston made landfall late on Saturday, delivering gusts as high as 325km/h at peaks.

There were 310 New Zealanders registered as being in the country, according to the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

"At this stage, there are no concerns about the well-being of any New Zealanders in Fiji," an MFAT spokesman said.

Air New Zealand cancelled flights in and out of Nadi on Sunday but said scheduled services would resume today.

Five people have been confirmed dead in the aftermath of the storm.

NZN / Newshub.