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Flights axed as wind picks up strength

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

TROPICAL Cyclone Evan's increasing strength has resulted in the cancellation of 29 flights by Pacific Sun.

These include return flights for Suva to Nadi, Suva to Labasa, Suva to Taveuni, Suva to Savusavu and Suva to Kadavu routes.

"This afternoon's (yesterday) Savusavu and Taveuni flights were cancelled because of the worsening weather conditions as Tropical Cyclone Evan progresses on its path towards the Fiji group," confirmed Pacific Sun general manager Shaenaz Voss.

She said weather evaluations would continue throughout this period.

"Pacific Sun will continue to closely monitor the cyclone and its expected path and will evaluate any future change that may be required to its schedules as soon as more information becomes known from international and local meteorological centres," she said.

Ms Voss pleaded with the public to be mindful of the fact that the airline's call centre was very busy.

"Call centres are experiencing extremely high volumes of traffic as a result of the current situation," she said.

"We would like to advise passengers calling in to first check the Air Pacific website for further updates and to expect extended hold times.

"Please bear with us as we endeavour to help you."