Shortage of aviation fuel in Tuvalu
November 28, 2012 4:03 am
Air Pacific has had to off-load some passengers and bags on certain flights to Tuvalu to enable its ATR-42 aircraft to carry return fuel to the island.
The airline says there has been a shortage of aviation fuel in Tuvalu for the past two weeks.
It says it has brought the issue up regularly with Tuvalu Government authorities.
However – now it has been assured that processes have been put in place to ensure consistent supply of fuel, to enable its ATR-42 aircraft to re-fuel for
the return trip.
This means payload restrictions will ease, and the airline will be able to carry passengers to capacity.