Previously visitors to the island from New Zealand had to voyage via Australia.
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 new route will be serviced by the Convair 580 aircraft which 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.
Introductory fares are expected to start at $199 (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, says Duane Emeny, general manager, Air Chathams.
'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 recently to ensure customer service remains front and centre across all activity including the new Norfolk Island destination.'
Air Chathams' new direct service to Norfolk
10 April 2019
Air Chathams has announced a direct Auckland to Norfolk Island passenger service to begin Friday 6 September 2019.