The shootings in the Christchurch, New Zealand mosques, were 49 people were killed is having an impact on the operations at Christchurch Airport. Air New Zealand cancelled the remainder of regional departures on Friday evening, 17 flights in total. The airport, however, is still open but with increased security.
“Following the tragedy in #Christchurch, the remainder of regional departures from Christchurch Friday evening have been cancelled. This is because it is not possible to screen customers and their baggage,” the airline said. Christchurch Airport informs passengers to check with their airline or to visit the Christchurch Airport website for the latest flight information.