Aviation in New Zealand and Oceania

Air New Zealand consolidates Norfolk Island routes

Declining customer demand from New Zealand means Air New Zealand is consolidating its services to Norfolk Island.

From May 2017 it will no longer offer a direct service from Auckland, but will continue to offer services from Sydney and Brisbane, where demand is stronger.

General Manager Networks Richard Thomson says:

“The Auckland-Norfolk Island route is not commercially sustainable so it makes sense to focus our operations out of Australia, where there’s good potential.”

Air New Zealand currently operates once a week between Auckland and Norfolk Island. From May 2017, the airline will continue to service the island with a core schedule of two flights per week from Sydney and one per week from Brisbane. This increases to five services a week during peak travel periods which will now extend from September to April.

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