The Christchurch Airport in open, but some flights have been affected after the mass shooting in two Mosques that killed 49 people and injuring 48.
“A gunman – dressed in black with a helmet carrying a machine gun – came into the back of the mosque and started firing into the people praying there,” said Clarke, a reporter at TVNZ.
“This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a press conference Friday afternoon.
The airport said Air New Zealand has cancelled 17 regional flights out of Christchurch, but announced they would be offering flexibility to its customers who had booked to travel to or from Christchurch.
“The airline will waive any change fees and difference in fare should a customer need to make changes to travel booked for today,” a statement read. and added “Customers can call the airline’s contact centre on 0800 737 000 at their convenience or contact the airline via private message on twitter and Facebook”
“Christchurch Airport continues to operate as normal. Aviation Security has increased its presence in the terminal as a precaution” said the Christchurch Airport.