Qantas to Launch Service to Norfolk Island From Sydney and Brisbane
Starting March 19, 2021, Qantas will launch service to Norfolk Island for the next three months with three weekly flights from both Sydney and Brisbane. The route will be operated with a Boeing 737, offering 2,000 seats weekly.
Today (March 17, 2021), Qantas announced the launch of service to Norfolk Island for the next three months from March 19, 2021. The carrier will offer three weekly flights to Norfolk Island form both Sydney and Brisbane, offering 2,000 seats weekly. The flights will initially operate over the next three months as part of a contract with the Federal Government and may be extended for the longer term . The new service follows several Qantas repatriation flights after Air New Zealand suspended the route between Norfolk Island and Australia due to pandemic-related restrictions.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Qantas’ Domestic and International CEO, Andrew David, said,
“We’ll be promoting these new flights to millions of our frequent flyers across the country, with seamless connections from our large domestic network through Sydney or Brisbane, who will have the opportunity to earn and redeem points on flights to Norfolk Island. With international borders closed, we know Australians are looking for new holiday experiences and Norfolk Island is a destination that has so much to offer. The flights also provide an ongoing service for residents to get to the mainland.”
Qantas guests traveling to Norfolk Island will depart and arrive from the International Terminal in Sydney and Brisbane and the flight times for each city are two and a half hours and two hours, respectively. Tickets are now on sale with one-way fares from Sydney starting at $412 and one-way flights from Brisbane starting at $390.