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The Sky Is The Limit For Our National Carrier

The Sky Is The Limit For Our National Carrier
A Fiji Airways Airbus A330 at the Nadi International Airport
July 05
11:38 2017

Fiji Airways deserves applause for entering another state in the Australian market.

Last Friday the inaugural twice-weekly Fiji Airways Nadi-Adelaide service touched down at the Adelaide Airport.

The direct flight marks an expansion and growth in one of Fiji’s significant and growing markets.

Adelaide becomes Fiji Airways’ fourth Australian destination.  Currently it flies twice daily from Sydney, daily from Brisbane and five times a week from Melbourne – and now Adelaide its first new Australian route in 10 years. The Boeing 737-800 will service the new route.

Flights in and out of Adelaide operate on Monday and Friday.

Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways chief executive officer and managing director, said they are thrilled to now have a connection with South Australia.

“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.”

For the South Australian Tourism Commission, the move is a strategic one as it provides a gateway to the United States of America via Nadi International Airport.

The US is South Australia’s second largest international market by visitation. According to the International Visitor Survey, Tourism Research Australia, there were 51,000 visits as of March 2017.

As part of their expansion plans, Fiji Airways continues to up their service throughout the business.

The recent jump in the Skytrax World Airline Awards from 91 last year to 75 in the Top 100 Airlines in the World is a testament to these efforts.

Along with this, Fiji Airways was rated 7th in the World’s Most Improved Airline category.

The sky is the limit for our national carrier.

ROSI DOVIVERATA

Feedback:  rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj

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