Air New Zealand flight to Shanghai forced to turn back
13 February, 2019, 07:14 | Author: Taylor George
DPA said that China refused to allow the aircraft land because there is no permission from the Chinese authorities.
Air NZ flight 289, which was bound for Shanghai, was forced to turn back to Auckland after several hours in the air because Chinese authorities deemed that its application to land in China contained wording that indicated Taiwan is an independent country, according to sources cited by Stuff.
Some airlines, including American Airlines Group Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc., United Continental Holdings Inc., Hawaiian Holdings Inc., Qantas Airways Ltd., Air France-KLM and Deutsche Lufthansa AG cooperated with China's wishes on reference to Taiwan before last year's deadline.
She conceded that China and New Zealand have a "complex relationship" which has "its challenges". "A permitting issue, supposedly", the passenger commented. The Taiwanese government responded by condemning the letter and calling the action as "crude attempts to coerce foreign airlines to "downgrade Taiwan's status".
The Boeing 777-219 Flight NZ296 from Auckland was due to land at the Faleolo International Airport at 2:10pm (Samoa Time) this afternoon and for passengers to disembark.
Ardern is left trotting out the line that this is a scheduling issue, and the only thing keeping her from an official visit is scheduling clashes.
Ardern had received an invitation to visit the communist country to meet Premier Li Keqiang past year, however the invitation was put on ice after New Zealand's chief spy agency, the GCSB, made a decision to nix plans to allow Huawei to build the country's 5G network, according to Otago Daily Times.
The airline apologized for disrupting the travel plans of customers and said it knew they would be "deeply disappointed and frustrated by the situation".
China has a history of demanding worldwide airlines not refer to Taiwan's independence or nationhood on its websites or promotional material, and in the past has urged Qantas, Air Canada and others to change how it refers to the island. The airline said that all passengers have since been able to arrive in Shanghai via other flights.
In February 2018, the Chinese government had instructed airlines to review their website references, and remove any material that identified Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong as independent regions - a demand that was reiterated to 44 worldwide carriers in a letter.
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