Qantas has today [Monday 21 January 2019] confirmed its recommencement of direct flights from Sydney to Fiji, meeting a growing demand from customers wanting a premium travel option to the South Pacific tourist hotspot.
Subject to government and regulatory approvals, effective 31 March 2019 the direct service will operate four times per week to Nadi, the country’s main gateway, with a Boeing 737 aircraft.
The new QF flights add to Jetstar’s direct services, which also operate four times per week and will see the Qantas Group offer customers more than 75,000 seats on the route annually, with the choice to fly to the popular destination six days a week.
Qantas International CEO Alison Webster said the addition of Fiji to the Qantas network provided more choice for the growing number of Australians wanting to holiday on the islands.
“Fiji continues to be an incredibly popular holiday destination for Australian families, couples, and adventure and luxury travellers, with a number of new luxury properties having opened up on the islands in recent years,” said Webster.
“We have built flexibility into our network to respond to growing demand where we see it. In this case, it’s a returning to Fiji after almost 20 years, a short four-hour hop from Sydney, helping extend the summer for Australians year-round.”
Qantas also announced that it will add its code to Jetstar’s flights between Sydney and Nadi for travel from 1 February 2019. Qantas customers travelling on the Jetstar codeshare service will enjoy additional benefits, including the opportunity for Qantas Frequent Flyers to earn points, status credits and a complimentary meal.
Qantas will also continue to codeshare on Fiji Airways’ services to Nadi. With Fiji Airways now integrated as a oneworld connect partner, Qantas customers will benefit from more flight options and the opportunity to earn and redeem Qantas Points and Status Credits on Fiji Airways’ services between the two countries. Eligible Qantas Frequent Flyers will also have access to priority check-in desks, priority boarding and lounge access when flying on Qantas codeshare flights operated by Fiji Airways**.
To celebrate the launch, Qantas is offering sale fares starting from $269 one-way, available 21 to 23 January 2019, for travel from 31 March 2019.
Qantas’ Sydney-Nadi (Fiji) schedule effective 31 March 2019
|Route||Flight||Dep Time^||Arr Time^||Frequency||Aircraft|
|SYD-NAN||QF 101||1030||1630~||Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun||B737|
|NAN-SYD||QF 102||1735~||2000||Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun||B737|
** Lounge access available in NAN operated by Fiji Airways and ports with Qantas operated lounges only.
^Times above are local.
~ 1 hour earlier in ADST.