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.