21 Dec 2016

Norfolk to talk with Air NZ

8:31 am on 21 December 2016

The Norfolk Island Regional Council remains positive despite Air New Zealand ending its direct Auckland to Norfolk flights.

The once a week flight is important to Norfolk's tourism industry, the many New Zealand citizens who live there and the supply of critical foods to the island.

Air New Zealand, which is the only airline that services Norfolk, will maintain its flights out of Sydney and Brisbane.

Mayor Robin Adams said nothing was irretrievable and she hoped there would be positive news from a meeting with the airline next month.

The general manager networks of Air New Zealand will be coming up to the island early in the new year," she said.

"I am not saying for one moment that at that point in time it is possible for that service to be returned but it will be a good opportunity to talk through the whole Air New Zealand servicing of Norfolk Island from Australia and, we hope, New Zealand in the future."

Robin Adams said New Zealand's international airline had been providing a direct link to Norfolk Island from New Zealand since 1947.

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