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More flights to Niue

5 May 2017

More flights to Niue


Twice-a-week return flights to Niue from Auckland will now operate year-round following an agreement between the Niue Government and Air New Zealand.

Previously the airline has operated one service a week between early November and late March; it is now extending operations during that period to twice-weekly.

Niue Tourism Director of Marketing Felicity Bollen says growing visitor numbers and an increasing demand for seats has prompted the airline to extend the service.

“We’re seeing not just an increase in international travellers wanting to experience the unique attractions of the island they’re hearing so much about, but also increasing numbers of Niueans overseas returning to visit friends and relatives on the island – particularly through the summer months.”

Felicity Bollen says the growth in tourist numbers and the tourism developments taking place on Niue, such as the current expansion of the Scenic Matavai Resort to add accommodation and a conference centre, have given the airline confidence in extending the service.

Flights to Niue from Auckland operate on Saturdays and Wednesdays, using an Airbus A320 aircraft with a capacity for up to 168 passengers. The flight time is 3.5 hours.


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