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Fiji Airways And Air Vanuatu Sign New Codeshare Agreement

A new codeshare agreement between the national carriers of Fiji and Vanuatu, Fiji Airways and Air Vanuatu, will see seven flights a week between the two nations. Fiji Airways and
15 Apr 2015 09:22
Fiji Airways And Air Vanuatu Sign New Codeshare Agreement
From left: Fiji Airways general manager Revenue Management Shalend Nair, Fiji Airways Regional general manager Fiji and the Pacific Islands Robert Rounds, shake on the new deal with Air Vanuatu CEO Joseph Laloyer, with Floyd Smith, Air Vanuatu general manager Sales and Marketing. Photo: FIJI AIRWAYS

A new codeshare agreement between the national carriers of Fiji and Vanuatu, Fiji Airways and Air Vanuatu, will see seven flights a week between the two nations.

Fiji Airways and Air Vanuatu will now offer their customers code-share access on flights to and from Port Vila as well as interlining capability from each airline’s gateway points, further extending their respective networks.

Fiji Airways will place its “FJ” code on Air Vanuatu services between Port Vila to Suva and Nadi.

Air Vanuatu will place its “NF” code on Fiji Airways services between Nadi and Suva to Port Vila.

The agreement will allow customers to purchase flights through all the distribution channels on both airlines.

This provides a seamless travel experience within the South Pacific and connectivity to other popular destinations including Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways Board director, said: “This new code-share agreement will ensure greater co-operation, co-ordination, and ultimately better opportunities for travel between Fiji and Vanuatu.

“Fiji Airways, as one of the region’s leading airlines, is always on the lookout for partnerships like these which provide benefits to all parties commercially.

“Further than that, it strengthens the ties between the Melanesian neighbours.

“Our customers can now enjoy better access to popular Vanuatu destinations like Port Vila and Santo with the convenience of a single booking.”

Air Vanuatu chief executive officer, Joseph Laloyer, said the two airlines had a long history of delivering exceptional service throughout the Pacific.

“We share common goals – to be leaders in service delivery and to promote our national interests,” he said.

For Air Vanuatu, this codeshare agreement means more opportunity for overseas holidaymakers to visit Vanuatu, with smooth connections from Asia and North America.

Codeshare passengers can travel to destinations serviced by the two airlines on a single ticket, with onward boarding passes and checked-through baggage to their final destinations (if allowed by respective airports).

 




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