Worldwide arrivals have resumed at Auckland Airport this morning after a turbulent 48 hours.
The airport was left utterly flooded on Friday and into Saturday, closing its doorways till noon yesterday.
Images from the airport on Friday night confirmed the terminal stuffed with water after Auckland was pummelled with torrential rain.
Over 2000 travellers have been caught on the airport till the early hours of the morning, with flood waters having lower off roads in and across the airport space.
The airport mentioned in a media replace simply earlier than midnight Saturday that safety and border processes would reopen from 3.30am.
The primary worldwide flight was scheduled to depart at 6am.
Scorching meals, snacks and blankets have been handed out to the remaining passengers stranded in a single day, the airport mentioned in its replace.
“Whereas nearly all of passengers have been in a position to safe lodging right this moment with both family and friends or town’s lodging suppliers, some have been unable to discover a mattress for the night time,” mentioned Auckland Airport chief govt Carrie Hurihanganui.
“Given many may have been on the airport since yesterday afternoon, it was essential to us that their welfare was taken care of.
“Round 50 individuals may also be capable of keep the night time on the Auckland Airport marae, Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa. We’re very grateful to the marae for his or her help.”
The assertion mentioned airline schedules may very well be disrupted for a number of days due to the severity of the floods.
“If you’re uncertain concerning the affect in your journey plans, please contact your airline or verify airline apps or web sites.
“Air New Zealand advises prospects to verify the arrival and departures web page on their web site for up to date departure occasions.”