The Norfolk Island Airport is the gateway to Norfolk Island for visitors and locals alike. It is one of the single most important pieces of infrastructure on the island.

The first runway at Norfolk was constructed with the assistance of the United States Air Force and the first aircraft to use it was a Lockheed Hudson bomber.  It arrived on the 25 December 1942. Today 9 commercial flights operate each week from destinations such as Auckland, Newcastle, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.  The largest aircraft regularly using the Norfolk Island Airport is the Airbus A-320.

The Airport covers about 120 hectares of land of which 95 ha are used for aviation purposes. This includes the primary and secondary runways, the airport terminal and terminal car park.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulates safety at the Airport and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government (The Department of Infrastructure) is responsible for security. Audits are carried out by these Departments to ensure the processes and systems that are in place are adhered to and meet the requirements of both the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations and the Aviation Transport Security Regulations legislation.

The Norfolk Island Airport maintains an enviable safety record and remains at all times fully compliant with the relevant legislation.