Fiji Airways expands Australian & NZ services

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 1, 2014
A Fiji Airways 737-700 at Auckland. (Rob Finlayson)
A Fiji Airways 737-700 at Auckland. (Rob Finlayson)

Fiji Airways has announced an increase in capacity to its key Australian and New Zealand markets effective immediately.

The new services have been made possible by the arrival of the airline’s new ATR 72s which has freed up Boeing 737 capacity. The airline has added two additional flights to Melbourne and two overnight services to Auckland, enabling two further evening flights from Nadi to Auckland, and two additional early morning departures from Auckland to Nadi.

“It’s exciting for us to be able to add additional capacity to our key markets of Australia and New Zealand for the peak season, thanks to the addition of the ATR 72 which has freed up the B737s needed to operate these services,” Fiji Airways managing director and CEO Stefan Pichler said.

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“The increase in capacity to our tourist source markets is good news for us as Fiji’s National Airline Group and for Fiji’s tourism industry. This was always our intention, in line with earlier announcements in our Five Year Master Plan for increased capacity to all markets. And we note with satisfaction, that the Department of Immigration has reported rising visitor numbers from our major inbound markets.”

The airline will also commence direct services between Nadi and Honiara from July 5, while more frequencies will be added during peak periods of July, October, December, and January to Sydney and Christchurch.

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