Police were called to Hawke's Bay Airport on Sunday over a disruptive passenger on a flight from Auckland to Napier.

Air New Zealand flight 5005 landed at Hawke's Bay Airport at 10.55am and police met the flight there, an Air NZ spokeswoman said.

The passenger, a woman, had become "disruptive" and "failed to follow crew instructions", the spokeswoman said.

Other plane passengers were disembarked first to "minimise delay to their travel", the spokeswoman said.


A police spokeswoman said the passenger was now talking to police at the airport and was no longer on the plane.