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Pacific Sun back with lower Labasa fares

By RACHNA LAL Pacific Sun is back in full commercial operations into Labasa Airport, after a lapse of almost two months with better and lower airfares. Pacific Sun spokesman, Shane
30 Oct 2012 11:12

By RACHNA LAL

Pacific Sun is back in full commercial operations into Labasa Airport, after a lapse of almost two months with better and lower airfares.
Pacific Sun spokesman, Shane Hussein, yesterday confirmed its flights between Suva/Nadi into Labasa have started operating as scheduled.
Pacific Sun airfares from Suva into Labasa have gone down to as low as $99 one way, inclusive of taxes and surcharge.
Mr Hussein said: “With great year-round fares between Nadi-Labasa and Suva–Labasa on offer, customers are requested to contact Pacific Sun reservation on 3304388 or to visit our Sales Offices for bookings.”
Pacific Sun had refused to operate its flights into the Labasa Airport because of safety concerns following a resealing upgrade in September by Airports Fiji Limited (AFL).
As a result, AFL then had to carry out further works on the runway in order to meet the safety standards.
Pacific Sun, over the past weekend, conducted test flights into Labasa after resealing works were completed.
A Government statement indicated Pacific Sun’s ATR42-500 made a successful landing in Labasa.
Pacific Sun is believed to have incurred significant operational and financial impact as a result of having to divert more flights into Savusavu to accommodate for the suspended Labasa flights.
The Labasa Airport had been closed in late September to allow for resealing works.
Pacific Sun had not been satisfied with the resealing works and even brought in New Zealand experts to prove their point.
Local company, Northern Air, was the only company which could operate the Labasa flights through its smaller and lighter Britten Norman Islander.




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