Air Chathams announced the launch of direct Auckland to Norfolk Island passenger services, with flights commencing September 6, 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.
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 patronized 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 9 am and returning same day from Norfolk.
“Air Chathams has made significant investments in anticipation of the success of the direct Auckland to Norfolkroute, 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 destination.”