More than 60 flights cancelled as dense fog blankets Wellington Airport runway

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Just one flight has been able to land this morning at Wellington Airport, where dense fog still blankets the runway.

Fog blankets Wellington harbour on 31 March 2022.

Fog blankets Wellington harbour on 31 March 2022. Photo: RNZ / Rob Dixon

An airport spokesperson says more than 60 flights in and out have been cancelled so far today.

Between 11am and midday, just one flight, NZ8190 from Timaru, touched down.

It was one of just a handful of flights into the capital since the fog descended at about 4pm on Tuesday afternoon.

Dense fog blankets Wellington Harbour on 31 March 2022.

Dense fog blankets Wellington Harbour on 31 March 2022. Photo: RNZ / Rob Dixon

The airport advised passengers to check with their airlines for updates and monitor the live flight information on its website.

Fog blankets Wellington Harbour on 31 March 2022.

Fog blankets Wellington Harbour on 31 March 2022. Photo: RNZ / Rob Dixon

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