Direct Flights to Norfolk Island
Air Chathams just doesn’t stop growing with the latest announcement of direct Auckland to Norfolk Island passenger services to begin on Friday the 6th of September 2019.
Working with Norfolk Island Tourism and the Norfolk Island Regional Council for the last 12 months means this is an anticipated delight for both parties. Previously visitors to the island from New Zealand had to voyage via Australia to get to the island promoting itself as an abundant land of stories, activities and character.
Promotion will begin in May targeting audiences likely to have an interest in travelling to Norfolk Island and also those currently on connecting routes with Air Chathams. Potential passengers are advised to look out for some special fares for the launch in September.
Air Chathams has been flying to Norfolk Island on a regular basis over the last two years with a range of charter tour groups. The charters have been well patronised and for a week’s duration allowing visitors to appreciate the full experience Norfolk Island has to offer.
The new route will be serviced by the comfortable and capable Convair 580 aircraft regularly used by Air Chathams for recent charter flights to Norfolk and their regular services to the Chatham Islands. The Convair is configured for 50 passengers with an estimated flight time of just over two hours. Air Chathams will fly to Norfolk weekly on a Friday departing Auckland at 9am and returning same day from Norfolk.
Introductory fares are expected to start at $199NZD (exclusive of taxes) and will be available in limited amounts for scheduled flights. Tickets will go on sale mid to late April 2019.
“There are so many parallels between Norfolk Island and the Chatham Island, except perhaps the weather. And we are really excited to re-establish that direct link to Auckland. We are getting so many queries about when flights will commence so I feel very confident that this will be another successful route for our family airline” says Duane Emeny, General Manager.
“Air Chathams has
made significant investments in anticipation of the success
of the direct Auckland to Norfolk route, gaining required
approvals from Australian Home Affairs, ANZA approvals from
the NZ CAA and MOT licensing. A new website and online
booking platform was launched last week to ensure customer
service remains front and centre across all activity
including the new Norfolk Island