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Refurbished Bureta Airport Opened

Fiji Airports chief executive officer, Faiz Khan said this demonstrates the ongoing commitment by Fiji Airports to provide long term benefit for our people living in remote areas of Fiji through better connectivity.
30 Nov 2019 14:50
Refurbished Bureta Airport Opened
Fiji Airports staff on the newly upgraded Bureta Airport runway Photo: Fiji Airports

Fiji Airports welcomed its first flight into the newly refurbished Bureta Airport Runway in Ovalau yesterday.

Fiji Airports chief executive officer, Faiz Khan said this demonstrates the ongoing commitment by Fiji Airports to provide long term benefit for our people living in remote areas of Fiji through better connectivity.

“The Bureta Airport runway was closed in November for runway upgrades.

 

Northern Air

Northern Air landed on the newly sealed Bureta Airport develop our network of airports with our team now heading to Lakeba to carry out runway upgrades,” Mr Khan stated.

 

Long term benefits

“These scheduled runway upgrades of our Outer Island Airports come at a substantial cost but underscores our ongoing commitment to providing long term benefit for our people and the economy of these geographically isolated destinations.

 

More refurbishments

By providing air connectivity, it allows for growth in tourism and trade to the remote destinations of Fiji. We enhance and better the lives of our Fijian people.”

Fiji Airports will carry out runway refurbishments in Lakeba, Kadavu and Labasa over the next six months.

In 2018, Fiji Airports made a cash loss of $18.9 million in the running of its network of airports at Nausori and the outer islands.

The cost of the Bureta runway upgrade was $0.5 million.

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