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Freight Flight to Norfolk Island—Thursday 7 May

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01 May 2015

While it has been welcome news that an increased number of people have been travelling to Norfolk Island in recent months, the full or near-capacity passenger flights have decreased Air New Zealand's freight carrying capacity, which has resulted in air freight building up in both Brisbane and Sydney.

Following community concerns raised with me about the resultant backlog in air freight to Norfolk Island, I am pleased to advise the Department has chartered Aergo International to provide a freight specific flight for 7 May 2015.

The flight will travel from Brisbane, via Sydney, to Norfolk Island on the following schedule:

BNE 07:30 SYD 09:55
SYD 10:55 NLK 14:15
NLK 15:15 BNE 15:50

We have arranged this schedule in order to clear the backlog in both Brisbane and Sydney. There may be capacity for additional freight so if you wish to use this service please contact your usual freight forwarder.  Freight charges will be the same as those charged by Air New Zealand.

I thank Bart Murray of Burnt Pine Travel who has kindly offered to coordinate freight forwarders in Brisbane and Sydney to consolidate backlogged freight to ensure the flight can be used to its maximum capacity.

The Hon Gary Hardgrave