Due to a broken pipeline, there is no fuel at Auckland airport. Qantas has now launched a special supply flight from Sydney.
There is still an exceptional condition in Auckland. On September 14, an excavator damaged the pipeline, which supplies the airport of the New Zealand metropolis with fuel. The kerosene at the airport was thereby scarce and fast improvement is not in sight because the repair is still about a week to last.
At the largest airport of the New Zealand city, the Boeing 747 of Qantas supplied other Qantas and Jetstar Airways aircraft with a total of 65 tons of fuel.
The Australian airline Qantas has now responded to the problem with a special solution. On September 20, a Boeing 747-400 took off from Sydney and landed at Auckland International Airport 2:20 hours later. The 747 had a precious cargo on board: kerosene. At the largest airport of the New Zealand city, the Boeing 747 of Qantas supplied other Qantas and Jetstar Airways aircraft with a total of 65 tons of fuel.
According to the airline, the fuel part was pumped directly from the 747 into other aircraft using special hoses and was partly transported by tank trucks.
According to Qantas, the tanking flight of the Boeing 747, however, is to be a one-time action, and a repetition is not planned.