An Air New Zealand flight has been diverted to Adelaide after an incident with a passenger.

The international flight was en route from Auckland to Perth when the incident took place.

An airline spokeswoman told the Herald: "Air New Zealand flight NZ175 from Auckland to Perth diverted to Adelaide after a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions."

Police met the aircraft on arrival and the passenger involved was removed.


No charges have been laid and no passengers are injured, federal police say.