Auckland Arts Festival show cancelled as coronavirus causes freight issues

A show at the Auckland Arts Festival has been cancelled because of freight issues related to coronavirus.

The aerial show Place des Anges was due to be performed at the Auckland Domain from March 13-15 as part of the 2020 festival.

Organisers say the cancellation is directly linked to cancelled flights, reduced air cargo capacity and high prices to get items to New Zealand.

Thousands of people were expected to watch the show, which was promised to be a "very special" performance.

Tickets will be fully refunded via Ticketmaster. Those who booked online or over the phone with a credit card will receive automatic refunds.

People who purchased tickets in person at outlets can return to where they bought them, or call Ticketmaster on 09 951 2501.

Auckland Arts Festival organisers say at this stage, no other shows have been impacted by the flights issue and are going ahead as scheduled.