News

Fiji Airways to connect Sydney and Suva

Fiji Airways will launch two weekly flights between Sydney and Suva next May in a service that is expected to cater for business as well as leisure traffic.

The flights will depart Suva at 12.25pm on Mondays and Fridays with the return leaving Sydney at 4.30pm and arriving at 10.40pm, Fiji time.

The carrier also said it will launch flights from Suva to Apia in Samoa on its subsidiary Pacific Sun, soon to be rebranded as Fiji Link.

The timing of the return from Samoa will enable passengers to connect with flights to Sydney, Auckland, Brisbane and Nuku’alofa in Tonga.

Fiji Airways chief executive Stefan Pichler said the Sydney-Suva flights, to be operated by B737-700 aircraft, will also open up Pacific Harbour and the outer islands of Kadavu and Toberua for tourism.

But he said business traffic will also be an important market for the flights.

With Nadi catering largely for leisure passengers, Suva will act as more of a “business hub”, he told Travel Today.

Further route and fleet developments are expected to be announced early in the new year as the carrier embarks on a five-year strategic plan.

Pichler said the Australia to Fiji market has performed “quite well” in 2013.

“We benchmark against Virgin Australia more than Jetstar and there has been pricing and yield stability in 2013,” he said.   

Fiji Airways now operates three A330 aircraft having retired its final 747 last month.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Comments are closed.

Destinations

10 ways to ensure a prosperous year of the monkey

Want to have a prosperous new year with good luck following you everywhere you go? Follow these ten customs and luck may just come your way…

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Trip spend down but Aussies still flocking to Hawaii

by Anne Majumdar

The Australian love affair with the Hawaiian islands shows no sign of abating, despite the weakening of the Australian dollar.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

“Exciting times” for Hawaiian’s new Australia team

by Anne Majumdar

The time is right for the airline to represent itself, says regional director Gai Tyrrell.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

WHO urges safe sex in Zika areas

by AAP

Women in areas with the Zika virus can protect themselves, especially during pregnancy, by covering up against mosquitoes and practising safe sex.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Virgin Australia swings to profit

by AAP

Virgin Australia is back in the black with a first half profit of $45.7 million, its best six-month result in six years.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Helloworld’s new CEO takes aim at Flight Centre

by Anne Majumdar

Andrew Burnes has slammed rival Flight Centre’s decision to open up its content range to non-affiliated agents as “disingenuous”.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Traveller brings cow pat through customs

by AAP

A traveller has had a crappy arrival to New Zealand after trying to bring a cow pat into the country.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Megan Gale pedals hard for Tourism New Zealand

by Anne Majumdar

The Australian model and television personality has been revealed as Tourism New Zealand’s new Australian ambassador as it launched a new cycling campaign in the local market.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Travel Agents

Scotland nips into Sydney with whiskey and spirit

Visit Scotland has regaled agents with a private art exhibition, prizes, whisky and plenty of Scottish comfort food. That’s right – even black pudding.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Aussies get hot for Iceland

Aussies are loving the wintry sights Iceland has to offer with the destination now more popular than ever, says Intrepid.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Meet the first guests to book a voyage with Scenic Eclipse

by Sophie Hodge

This couple were quick off the mark when it came to booking Scenic’s new “6-star” luxury yacht Scenic Eclipse.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

British Airways to start flying from Stansted

by RAW

BA’s move into secondary airport Stansted enters traditional budget carrier territory, bringing into direct competition with Ryanair on leisure routes.

Share

CommentComments