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WELLINGTON, Here We Are

Fiji Airways yesterday officially launched its newest route, the new direct service between Nadi and Wellington. Fiji Airways is now the only airline flying directly between Wellington and Fiji all
26 Jun 2015 10:46
WELLINGTON, Here We Are

Fiji Airways yesterday officially launched its newest route, the new direct service between Nadi and Wellington.
Fiji Airways is now the only airline flying directly between Wellington and Fiji all year-round.
Fiji Airways chairman, Nalin Patel says Fiji’s links with Wellingtonians and New Zealanders from the surrounding region will be further strengthened by this new service.
He said: “This is one of the most significant new routes recently announced by Fiji Airways, and reflects the airline’s strong performance in New Zealand. For us, Wellington was a natural choice for a new service.”
Mr Patel said New Zealand is an incredibly important market for Fiji Airways.
“Increasing capacity between New Zealand and Fiji is something we have been focusing on since we announced details of our five-year strategic plan last year; and the introduction of this new route reflects our commitment to the New Zealand market, and in growing our global network,” he said.
The new service will run twice weekly, departing Nadi on Thursdays and Sundays. It opens up an additional 328 seats per week between New Zealand and Fiji.
Wellington Airport Chief Executive, Steve Sanderson, said:
“We have worked with Fiji Airways for a number of years on the opportunity the Wellington market presents, and are delighted they have committed to the region. This new service really demonstrates the demand and growth in international traffic to and from Wellington.”
Numbers of Wellington region residents travelling to Fiji have increased by 39% in the last two years.
Fiji Airways has also doubled its capacity to Christchurch this winter, with the weekly Saturday flight complemented by a permanent additional service on Tuesdays which started this week.
Fiji Airways now operates up to 13 weekly services between Auckland and Fiji, and two weekly services between Christchurch and Nadi, and Wellington and Nadi.




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