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23 February 2017

EMILY BAY ON NORFOLK ISLAND NAMED TOP 10 AUSTRALIAN BEACH IN 2017 TRIPADVISOR AWARDS

Stunning Emily Bay on Norfolk Island has been named one of the Top 10 Beaches – Australia in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2017.
Emily Bay has been selected following TripAdvisor’s analysis of the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings across beaches worldwide collected over a 12-month period as well as booking interest on TripAdvisor.

Announcing the award winners, TripAdvisor advised Emily Bay is “a beautiful area popular for swimmers” with “best time to go: year round”.

TripAdvisor spokesperson Joanne Kershaw said “Aussies love the beach so for those planning their next sandy getaway, TripAdvisor has identified from millions of traveller reviews, the best beaches throughout the world as well as those right here in our back yard.”
Less than 3 hours flying time from Sydney or Brisbane, a short-break or extended holiday beckon on Norfolk Island. Norfolk Island is long-regarded as a wonderful place to visit with family and friends or escape with a loved one.

Emily Bay is a crescent of golden sand backed by beach grass and pines. Set in the world-heritage listed area of Kingston, this sheltered reef lagoon is home to a variety of fish and hard and soft coral. The water is clean and crystal clear and, most importantly, safe for swimming and perfect for snorkelling.

Norfolk Island also offers fabulous culinary experiences and countless other activities including fishing, kayaking, surfing, cycling and bushwalking. There are glass bottom boat tours and ocean trips to Phillip Island, and attractions including Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama. Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area are the oldest of the eleven Australian penal colonies.
Australian television personality, Ray Martin, was named this year as Ambassador for Norfolk Island.

NIT Beach 5




16 February 2017

NORFOLK ISLAND AIRLINES READY TO FLY

Norfolk Island Airlines are pleased to announce that the Australian Air Services Commission have now published their interim determination allocating to Norfolk Island Airline unlimited capacity to operate scheduled passenger services between Australia and New Zealand.

The commissions determination reaffirms Norfolk Island Airlines ability to provide the service makes comment on the next part of the regulatory process. The full determination is available online at http://iasc.gov.au/recent_cases/2017.aspx

We are now able to start getting out into the market with the news that we are going to fly and that we have full confidence that with the right marketing and partnerships the services will provide significant additional business to Norfolk Island. We are currently busy working on the website, reservation systems, fares, freight operations, and booking procedures all of which will be sorted out in the next few weeks.

We can now confirm that our weekly services will commence on the Saturday the 27th May with the following schedule (local times);
DEPARTING ARRIVING
BNE 08:00am NLK 10:15am
NLK 11:15am AKL 15:05pm
AKL 16:05pm NLK 15:55pm
NLK 16:55pm BNE 19:10pm

Norfolk Island Airlines will be chartering its Boeing 737-300 aircraft from Nauru Airlines which coincidentally are the aircraft which were previously operated by Air New Zealand.
Nauru Airlines very experienced in flying operations to Norfolk Island, the airline currently has a fleet of 4 Boeing 737-300 passenger aircraft and 1 Boeing737-300 freighter aircraft.
Norfolk Island Airlines will operate a three-class cabin with normal economy, premium economy and business class. Norfolk Island Airlines passengers traveling in business class and premium economy will have access to airport lounges in Brisbane, Auckland and Norfolk Island.
Norfolk Island Airlines would like to express its appreciation for the support it has received from the broader Island community and industry. We would particularly like to thank the Accommodation and Tourism Association and the Norfolk Island Chamber of Commerce for their continued support.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank the Norfolk Island Regional Council members for their support and the letter to the Minister regarding the airport regulation requirements as well thank the General Manager for providing time to meet and discuss operational matters.
We look forward to keeping everyone up to date with the progress over the next few weeks as we build up to start taking bookings.
Any enquiries can be made to Glen Buffett, General Manager on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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0 December 2016

NORFOLK ISLAND NAMED AUSTRALIA’S TOP EMERGING DESTINATION FOR 2017

Australia has a new top island in the spotlight, with Norfolk Island named Australia’s top emerging destination for 2017.  An analysis of millions of flight searches over the past three years made on “Skyscanner Australia” found the tiny Pacific island recorded the biggest growth (16 per cent) of all Aussie destinations. 

This very exciting announcement was published in the Australia Fairfax media newspapers “Escape” section last Thursday 8 December.
The on line article features the new destination video clip with Ambassador for Norfolk Island, well known Australian TV personality Ray Martin.  

Ray is the face of the new destination campaign that commenced on 31 October which promotes Norfolk Island as a ‘must see’ destination, and will continue to roll out over the next 6 months.
This is great news for the island’s tourism industry and the community as a whole. We look forward to working together for an even happier and busier 2017.
 We are certainly on track to making Norfolk Island  - the Best Small island in the World.
 Here’s the link to complete article:

http://www.escape.com.au/news/norfolk-island-named-australias-top-emerging-destination-for-2017/news-story/574255ded6082372a499d36c0d2e8614

 
Kingston aerial view