The government confirmed yesterday that there will be a second Air NZ flight a week starting in November this year. This resumption of the second flight was alluded to by Premier Dalton Tagelagi in an interview on Radio News of the Week earlier this month.
The first weekly flight scheduled from November 2023 to January 2024 will depart New Zealand on a Wednesday and return from Niue on a Tuesday. The second flight will depart on a Saturday and return on a Friday from Niue.
According to the government’s press statement, “Air New Zealand recently announced the increase of two flights per week between Auckland and Niue commencing from November 2023 to January 2024.”
The number of visitors to the island has increased steadily, which helps to boost the economy, particularly for the Niue tourism industry and trade for the private sector.
The airline has been operating weekly flights departing New Zealand on a Tuesday and returning from Niue on a Monday using Airbus A321neo.
The removal of the COVID-19 border entry requirements and worldwide travel increasing, has seen an increase in passengers to the island.