Air New Zealand has won the Australian Government contract to provide air services between Australia and Norfolk Island. Air New Zealand have advised the new Australian services will complement its current once a week service between Auckland and Norfolk Island.
Air New Zealand will provide 5 flights a week between Norfolk Island and either Australia or New Zealand using a 168 seat Airbus A320 aircraft. Air New Zealand will offer 2 flights a week from Brisbane and 2 flights a week from Sydney with the new services commencing March 2 2012.
The Air New Zealand flights has been welcomed by Norfolk Island Tourism, the local tourist authority. Norfolk Island locals view the new air link as an opportunity to grow the tourism industry which is a major employer on the island. Air New Zealand have plans to introduce more services if demand is required during the major tourist season.
http://www.airnewzealand.com.au/press-release-2011-airnz-provide-services-from-bne-syd-to-nlk for a copy of the Air New Zealand media release.