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Pac Blue gets Fiji rights

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 4, 2010
photo - Paul Sadler
photo - Paul Sadler

The International Air Services Commission (IASC) has approved an application by Virgin Blue which would allow it to transfer 360 seats of capacity from V Australia to Pacific Blue on the Fiji route.

The approval clears the way for Pacific Blue to operate one weekly 737 service on the Sydney-Nadi route in place of a V Australia 777-300ER, while also grants it the option to add a third weekly service on the Melbourne-Nadi route. Under the changes in capacity, V Australia will maintain its 777 services six days per week.

In 2009, Pacific Blue transferred 360 seats of capacity to V Australia to operate daily frequencies on the Sydney-Nadi route. That allocation included 180 seats intended to start a third weekly Melbourne-Nadi service, which is now expected to be announced shortly.

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Jetstar is the only other Australian carrier with an allocation to fly between Australia and Fiji, and will begin four times weekly services on Sydney-Nadi from March 29. Qantas codeshares on Air Pacific’s services between the two cities.

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Pac Blue gets Fiji rights

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 4, 2010
photo - Paul Sadler
photo - Paul Sadler

The International Air Services Commission (IASC) has approved an application by Virgin Blue which would allow it to transfer 360 seats of capacity from V Australia to Pacific Blue on the Fiji route.

The approval clears the way for Pacific Blue to operate one weekly 737 service on the Sydney-Nadi route in place of a V Australia 777-300ER, while also grants it the option to add a third weekly service on the Melbourne-Nadi route. Under the changes in capacity, V Australia will maintain its 777 services six days per week.

In 2009, Pacific Blue transferred 360 seats of capacity to V Australia to operate daily frequencies on the Sydney-Nadi route. That allocation included 180 seats intended to start a third weekly Melbourne-Nadi service, which is now expected to be announced shortly.

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Jetstar is the only other Australian carrier with an allocation to fly between Australia and Fiji, and will begin four times weekly services on Sydney-Nadi from March 29. Qantas codeshares on Air Pacific’s services between the two cities.

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