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Fiji Airways Launches Direct Nadi-Narita Flights

Fiji Airways Launches  Direct Nadi-Narita Flights
Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Omura (centre) cuts the ribbon to mark the boarding of passengers. He is flanked by the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji chairperson Lailun Khan (left) and executive general manager, Fiji Link and group corporate, international and Government affairs Shaenaz Voss on July 3, 2018. Photo: Charles Chambers
July 04
14:11 2018

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline yesterday launched its direct flight to Japan with a celebration at Nadi International Airport.

The flights will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from Nadi to Narita International Airport.

With the launch of the services, Fiji Airways became the 100th airline to serve Narita Airport.

At Nadi International Airport departure gate, an inaugural ceremony was held in celebration of the launch of the new direct route, where passengers were given a taste of Japan with a sushi and green tea station.

Onboard each passenger received commemorative gifts and a special inaugural flight dining experience.

Fiji Airways Managing Director and chief executive officer Andre Viljoen said the three times-weekly flights make Fiji and the South Pacific more accessible to Japanese tourists than ever before.

“We are excited to share with Japan the untouched beauty of our 333 islands.

“Fiji’s unparalleled hospitality and warmth offers Japanese tourists a unique, culturally immersive experience – much more than just another beach getaway.

“Our flights have been designed to ensure guests get the most of their time in Fiji. The flight from Narita arrives into Nadi in the morning, with convenient domestic connections on our subsidiary Fiji Link to major tourism spots like Savusavu and Taveuni.

“Additionally, guests can also easily do boat transfers after arrival to the many wonderful resorts in the beautiful Mamanuca and Yasawa island groups,” Mr Viljoen said.

“Additionally, this direct flight also provides a great opportunity for Fijians to be able to travel to Japan with the ease and comfort of their National Airline to witness two major sporting events that’s of great interest to many Fijians; the Rugby World Cup in 2019, and the Summer Olympics in 2020.” Mr. Viljoen added.

Fiji Airways Nadi to Narita flights will operate with the code FJ351 with a flight time of nine hours and five minutes.

The Narita to Nadi flight will operate with code FJ350 and a flight time of eight hours and 40 minutes.

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