Explosions in Thailand - 12 August 2016

There have been reports of explosions in Hua Hin, Phuket and Surat Thani.  Fires have also been reported in the southern provinces of Phang Nga, Krabie, Trang and Surat Thani. 

Should you be concerned about upcoming travel we recommend phoning your travel expert for the most up-to-date information and advice. You can also phone Flight Centres 24/7 helpline on 0800 24 35 44.

We also recommend registering your details at www.safetravel.govt.nz to receive up-to-date travel alerts.

Flight Centre are continuing to monitor the situation in Thailand and will update this page should there be any further developments. 


Incident in Nice, France – 15 July 2016

On Thursday 14 July 2016 (local time), a truck was intentionally driven through a crowd at Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, southern France.

Should you have concerns about upcoming travel to France we recommend phoning your travel expert for the most up-to-date information and advice.

We also recommend registering your details at www.safetravel.govt.nz to receive up-to-date travel alerts. You can also phone Flight Centres 24/7 helpline on 0800 24 35 44.

Flight Centre is continuing to monitor the situation in Nice and will update this page should there be any further developments.


Explosions at Istanbul Ataturk Airport - 06 Apr 2016

Late Tuesday evening June 28 2016 (local time) there were gunshots and two explosions at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport (IST).  Subsequently all flights in and out of the airport have been temporarily suspended as the airport is in lockdown.   

Should you be due to travel to Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport (IST) or have concerns about upcoming travel to Turkey we recommend phoning your travel expert for the most up-to-date information and advice.

We also recommend registering your details at www.safetravel.govt.nz to receive up-to-date travel alerts.

Flight Centre are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this page should there be any further developments. 


Travel to Fiji - 06 Apr 2016

Ongoing heavy rain and flooding has resulted in the cancellation of a number of flights to Nadi, Fiji today, April 6 2016 (see the Nadi Airport website HERE).

If you are due to be travelling to Fiji we recommend speaking with your travel expert or directly with the airline as soon as possible for the most up-to-date information. 

At Flight Centre we have our 24/7 assist line so you can contact us at anytime. 


Brussels Terror Attacks - 23 Mar 2016

On Tuesday March 22nd 2016, two explosions occurred at Zaventum International Airport in Brussels and a further explosion occurred at Maelbeek station.

Should you have concerns about upcoming travel to Brussels we recommend phoning your travel expert for the most up-to-date information and advice.

We also recommend registering your details at www.safetravel.govt.nz to receive up-to-date travel alerts.

Flight Centre are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this page should there be any further developments. 


Cyclone Winston (Update) - 25 Feb 2016

Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji on February 20 2016 causing widespread damage. Nadi International Airport has reopened and commercial flights have resumed. Many resorts have also re-opened although some are operating on limited availability.

Anyone due to depart to Fiji in the coming weeks should speak to their Flight Centre travel expert as soon as possible to discuss their travel plans.  

New Zealanders in Fiji are advised to follow the advice of the local authorities and keep family and friends in New Zealand informed of their safety and well-being.  

 

Cyclone Winston - 19 Feb 2016

Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways and Virgin Australia have advised flights to and from Nadi, Fiji this weekend will be affected by tropical cyclone Winston.
 
If you are due to be travelling to to Nadi this weekend we recommend speaking with your travel expert or directly with the airline as soon as possible for the most up-to-date information. 
 
At Flight Centre we have our 24/7 assist line so you can contact us at anytime. 
 

Zika Virus - 03 Feb 2016

There is ongoing concern about the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus and the impact of Zika infections on pregnant women and their babies. 

Cases of Zika virus have been reported in Africa, southern Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas.

Should you be concerned about upcoming travel to any of the affected countries we recommend speaking with a medical expert and referring to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Travel website wwww.safetravel.co.nz in order to make an informed choice about your travel plans.

Should you wish to discuss rearranging travel please speak with your travel expert as soon as possible. You can also phone the Flight Centre emergency assist line 24/7.


Air New Zealand, Virgin & Qantas - Vanuatu - 29 Jan 2016

Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia & Qantas have announced they will be suspending services to Vanuatu in light of on-going concerns about the condition of the runway to Port Vila International Airport. 

Air New Zealand will operate one more return service between Auckland and Vanuatu on Sunday January 24th 2016 in order to repatriate customers, supported by additional safety measures.

Should you be due to travel to Vanuatu with Air New Zealand or Qantas we recommend phoning your travel expert as soon as possible for the most up-to-date information and advice. You can also phone the Flight Centre emergency assist line 24/7.


Manila, Philippines (APEC Summit) - 17 Nov 2015

Due to the APEC summit being held in Manila from November 16 – 20 2015 there are currently some disruptions to flights in and out of Manila Airport.

Should you be due to travel to Manila during this time we recommend phoning your travel expert for the most up-to-date information and advice. You can also phone Flight Centre 24/7 on 0800 24 35 44.

Alternatively we recommend speaking directly with your airline for the most up-to-date schedule of available flights.


Paris Terror Attacks - 14 Nov 2015

In the wake of various terror attacks across Paris on Friday night (local time) the French government has declared a state of emergency and implemented new security measures. Should you have concerns about upcoming travel we recommend phoning your travel expert for the most up-to-date information and advice.

You can also phone Flight Centres 24/7 helpline on 0800 24 35 44. We also recommend registering your details at www.safetravel.govt.nz to recieve up-to-date travel alerts. Flight Centre are continuing to monitor the situation in Paris and will update this page should there be any further developments.


Bangkok Explosion - 18 Aug 2015

A large explosion has rocked central Bangkok.  Police have advised that the explosion occurred at Ratchaprasong, which is the name of an intersection and shopping centre in the Pathum Wan district of Bangkok.

Should you be concerned about upcoming travel we recommend phoning your travel expert for the most up-to-date information and advice. You can also phone Flight Centres 24/7 helpline on 0800 24 35 44.

We also recommend registering your details at www.safetravel.govt.nz to receive up-to-date travel alerts.

Flight Centre are continuing to monitor the situation in Thailand and will update this page should there be any further developments. 


Bali Volcano - 16 Jul 2015

Flights in and out of Denpasar and other Indonesian airports have been disrupted for a number of days now due to a volcanic ash cloud from the Mt Raung eruption

Improved conditions have meant some flights have been able to depart, however due to changeable wind conditions we are advising our customers call their travel expert as soon as possible to get the latest advice on their individual itineraries.

Customers can also speak directly with their airlines for the most up-to-date schedule of available flights.

Should you have any concerns about upcoming travel to Bali or any other affected Indonesian airports please speak with your travel expert or contact our 24/7 helpline on 0800 24 35 44.


Greece Update - 16 Jul 2015

The Greek government is set to default on loan repayments which has caused some unrest in Greece.  

Should you be concerned about upcoming travel we recommend phoning your travel expert for the most up-to-date information and advice on how best to prepare for your trip. You can also phone Flight Centres 24/7 helpline on 0800 24 35 44.

We also recommend registering your details at www.safetravel.govt.nz to receive up-to-date travel alerts.

Flight Centre are continuing to monitor the situation in Greece and will update this page should there be any further developments. 


USA ESTA Visas - 19 Jun 2015

The USA Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems. Currently, they are unable to print most immigrant and non-immigrant visas approved after June 8, 2015. In addition, U.S. embassies and consulates are unable to process new applications submitted on or after June 9, 2015. Please refer to these websites for more information:

Experts are currently working around the clock to correct the issue but at this stage we do not have an estimated time for a solution; however they have indicated they do not expect the system will be online before next week. Should you have any concerns about upcoming travel to the USA please speak with your travel expert or contact our 24/7 helpline on 0800 24 35 44. Please note we are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this page as information becomes available.