27 Dec 2017

More flights for Wallis and Futuna to clear backlog

5:12 pm on 27 December 2017

Extra flights have been put on between Wallis and Futuna to clear a backlog of stranded passengers.

For four days, inter-island flights had been put on hold because of inclement weather.

A dozen flights were cancelled, but the territory's public broadcaster says 12 flights have been added to the schedule until the end of the year.

In the lead-up to Christmas, an additional flight was put on from New Caledonia to Wallis because of high demand for cargo and passengers trying to return for the holidays.