13 Nov 2008

Air New Zealand changes Niue schedule

2:34 pm on 13 November 2008

Air New Zealand is replacing its weekly night service to Niue with a daylight flight starting on December 20th.

It's hoped the new schedule will attract more tourists.

Several additional flights are being added to cope with Christmas visits by expatriate Niueans from New Zealand and Australia.

The Air New Zealand flights are underwritten by the Niue Government which is committed to reimbursing the airline if loadings are low.

The Government of Toke Talagi says it believes developing tourism is the best way for the island to develop its economy.