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Fiji Airways Will Now Fly To Vava’u

Fiji Airways will be extending its service from Nuku’alofa to Vava’u, Tonga through Fiji Link’s brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft. Real Tonga and Fiji Airways signed an agreement on a
07 Jul 2015 09:27
Fiji Airways Will Now Fly To Vava’u
One of Fiji Link’s brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft.

Fiji Airways will be extending its service from Nuku’alofa to Vava’u, Tonga through Fiji Link’s brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft.

Real Tonga and Fiji Airways signed an agreement on a codeshare partnership yesterday.

The agreement will provide vital connections between Vava’u and Nadi on a weekly basis while Suva via Nuku’alofa twice a week.

Fiji Airways will operate a Nuku’alofa – Vava’u return flight three days per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

David Bowden, Fiji Airways Acting CEO said: “Our new arrangement makes Vava’u a valuable new addition to our network, and directly links the island to the United States, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

“This is a big boost for Vava’u – to be plugged into our route network and sales capabilities.”

He added: “This is the start of what we hope will be a fruitful partnership that will lead to more sustainable solutions for Tongan aviation and tourism.

“Fiji Airways is working on a number of partnerships like these with Pacific nations.

“As an airline extensively covering this region, we’re well aware of the unique challenges some of our neighbours face when it comes to aviation.”

Real Tonga will be code-sharing on that flight, so that the new services are an integral part of the Real Tonga schedule.

Tevita Palu, CEO of Real Tonga, said: “This commercial arrangement is a major step forward for Tongan Aviation.

“It enables Real Tonga to provide extra capacity when most needed in the peak seasons to satisfy the demand and enable the market to grow.

“Aside from making it easier for Tongans to travel between the capital and Vava’u, these key air links will be a tremendous boost to the island’s tourism.”

Feedback: rachael. nath@fijisun.com.fj

 




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