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Flights Launched To And From Adelaide

Flights Launched To And From Adelaide
Bound for Adelaide: Fiji Airways cabincrew from left: Seni Loga, Ana Draunidalo, Unaisi Nayacatabu and Mautera Alphonso at the Nadi International Airport yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
July 01
11:00 2017

The much-anticipated launch of Fiji Airways’ new non-stop service between Nadi and Adelaide, South Australia took place yesterday

Passengers on the inaugural flight (FJ961) departed from Nadi at 4:30pm yesterday and arrived at Adelaide Airport at 8:30pm last night (ACST).Flight Details

The first Adelaide to Fiji flight (FJ960) was expected to depart at 10pm (ACST).

The new route marks the fourth direct service from Australia and the first new route in this market in 10 years, with the full service airline already flying nonstop from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways’ managing director and chief executive officer said: “This is an exciting day for Fiji Airways as it marks our expansion and growth in our most significant market, after Fiji.

“We are thrilled to now have a connection with South Australia, and along with getting more Fijians to experience that wonderful part of Australia – and having easier accessibility to friends and family there – we are looking forward to welcoming more South Australians to our beautiful home.”

Available year round, the new direct service will run twice weekly on Fridays and Mondays, making the timings also convenient for a long weekend away.  Flying on the B737-800, the journey time is approximately five to six hours each way.

Mark Young, Adelaide Airport managing director, stated: “Fiji has always been a hugely popular destination with South Australian travellers, and Fiji Airways’ new link now makes it even more attractive.

“This also creates another one-stop connection with the US West Coast with the added bonus of being able to stopover in beautiful Fiji.

“We also understand the new services have been embraced by South Australia’s strong Fijian community, who are excited about the direct link with Nadi bringing them closer to their family and friends.”

Hal Caldwell, regional director Australia for Tourism Fiji said: “The direct services to Nadi from Adelaide mean more Aussies beyond the eastern seaboard will easily be able to experience Fiji, which we’re really excited about.

“Australia is Fiji’s top tourism market not only for its unique culture and the friendliest population on the planet but also, because it’s so close.

“It’s the perfect place for Aussies to enjoy an overseas holiday without the burden of jetlag. The Fijian tourism sector is ready and raring to extend a big bula welcome to South Australians.”

The B737-800 has 162 seats in economy and 8 in business.

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