November 28, 2012

Shortage of aviation fuel in Tuvalu

17:03 Today (November 28, 2012)
Report by: Elenoa Turagaiviu

Air Pacific has had to off-load some passengers and bags on certain flights to Tuvalu to enable its ATR-42 aircraft to carry return fuel to the island.

The airline says there has been a shortage of aviation fuel in Tuvalu for the past two weeks. It says it has brought the issue up regularly with Tuvalu Government authorities.

However – now it has been assured that processes have been put in place to ensure consistent supply of fuel, to enable its ATR-42 aircraft to re-fuel for the return trip.

This means payload restrictions will ease, and the airline will be able to carry passengers to capacity.

1 comment:

John Clark said...

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