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Air Pac withdraws Vancouver, Honolulu weekly services

October 01
12:00 2008

Written By : SUN FIJI NEWSROOM. Air Pacific will withdraw its twice weekly B737 services via Honolulu to Vancouver effective from November.
In a statement, Air Pacific managing director and chief executive officer John Campbell said the airline was disappointed to withdraw direct flights from Vancouver.
However, the combination of increased fuel costs and a consistently loss-making service required tough decisions.
Mr Campbell revealed that losses for the airline over the last five years was $11.7million and for this year’s average $280,000 a month.
“This was clearly unsustainable,” he said.
On the other hand, Air Pacific will continue its service the Canadian market by offering convenient connection via Los Angeles to or from Vancouver in partnership with Alaska Airlines via a Special Prorate Agreement.
This would enable seamless bookings, competitive fares, through checked baggage and issuance of through boarding passes on check-in.
Connecting via Los Angeles on the larger Air Pacific Boeing 747-400 aircraft provides customers with greater seat accessibility, comfort, baggage allowance, and wider selection of in-flight entertainment- at competitive airfares.
The Alaska Airlines and Air Pacific flight terminals at Los Angeles International Airport are adjoining, making the transfer simple and efficient.
Air Pacific in the meantime will maintain its current six B747-400 services per week between Nadi and Honolulu.
Customers who hold reservations with Air Pacific via Honolulu to Vancouver will be automatically transferred to Air Pacific services between Nadi and Los Angeles and Alaska Airlines between Los Angeles and Vancouver.
Ticket holders will have their tickets re-issued at no cost.
Air Pacific, Fiji’s international airline, operates a fleet of Boeing aircraft to 18 destinations in 12 countries.

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