Air NZ scraps flights in and out of Queenstown as region deals with snow blast

Air New Zealand has cancelled multiple flights in and out of Queenstown today following an unusually robust spring snowfall overnight that also closed schools, snarled roads and caused power outages.

And more flight disruption is likely throughout the day, the airline said.

"Customers are strongly recommended to consider deferring non-urgent travel today," Air New Zealand advised in a statement.

Arrowtown woke up to a thick blanket of snow as winter had one last blast for Otago. Source: 1 NEWS

The company said it will offer additional ticket flexibility to any customers opting to cancel plans, even if their flights are still scheduled.

Flight updates can be viewed here.

Flight lands at Queenstown Airport. Source: 1 NEWS

A late wintery blast has blanketed the deep south with snow, forcing travel disruption. Source: 1 NEWS