Measles warning for NZ flight passengers after case discovered

Health agencies are asking anyone on an international flight ETD426/EY462 from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne arriving at 6am on 28 January and who then flew on to New Zealand to please contact Healthline if they have not already been contacted by health officials.

RNZ reports a case of measles in a person who is in Australia has been linked to the flight.

The Ministry of Health - Manatū Hauora and Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora say there are no reported cases of measles in New Zealand.

Sick passenger on flight sparks brief chaos at Fua‘amotu airport

About 170 passengers, who had been walking about 100 metres from the airport terminal to the aircraft were unhappy about having to wait in the sun while the passenger was loaded.

Some passengers gave up and breached an order to wait at the foot of the stairway and walked up to the aircraft door.

They were spotted talking to the General Manager of the Airport Terminal Service (ATS), Paul Karalus.

Some passengers were overheard complaining that the staff at the terminal should have made sure there was no issue before releasing them to walk to the aircraft.

Baby hidden in bag on Air France plane

The French airline said the child, who travelled with an unnamed woman, on Air France Flight 1891 from Istanbul to Paris, did not have a valid ticket.

According to Metro, a fellow passenger said he knew something was wrong when a carry-on bag started moving by itself.