Auckland, Sep 18: A burst pipeline cut jet fuel supplies at New Zealand’s largest airport and leaves thousands of passengers stranded in Auckland on Monday.
Teams are working around the clock to fix the pipeline after damage from a digger.
“The pipeline should return to service between September 24 and 26,” it added.
According to Auckland Airport, oil companies are responsible for the transport and supply of fuel used by airlines which has been reduced.
Airport sees around 18 million passengers a year, .
Air New Zealand said fuel supplies at the airport were down to 30 per cent of normal capacity, the BBC reported.
Around 2,000 passengers were affected by cancellations.
Air New Zealand, Qantas, Cathay Pacific and Emirates were also affected by the fuel shortage.
At least 27 international and domestic flights were cancelled over the weekend.