Fiji Airways will relaunch services between Nadi and Adelaide from 4 July 2022 after a three hiatus.
The news was revealed at the opening event of the Fiji Tourism Expo being held at the Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort on Denarau.
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Adelaide will be the fourth Australian leg for the airline having already reintroduced flights to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Currently, Fiji Airways operates two flights daily to Sydney and one flight daily to Melbourne and Brisbane. Adelaide sevices will operate twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays, using Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
Diversifying the Australian market has been a goal of Fiji Airways since Fiji borders opened on 1 December 2021, as so many Australians continue to choose to fly to Fiji.
“We’re delighted to re-launch our fourth Australian route, which will allow us once again to bring our unique Fijian hospitality to South Australia, as well as offer local residents the opportunity to use Fiji as a gateway to other international destinations,” said Andre Viljoen, Managing Director and CEO of Fiji Airways. “The increase in our aircraft fleet allows us to cater to the demand out of Adelaide”.
Last December, Viljoen told LATTE the airline was keen to begin rebuilding the Adelaide market.
Brenton Cox, Managing Director of Adelaide Airport, welcomed the announcement and applauded Fiji Airways for its prompt return to Adelaide after such a challenging period for the aviation sector.
“We know there is significant pent-up demand for South Australians wanting to head overseas again, and Fiji Airways has recognised the strength of our market. Fiji has always been a hugely popular destination with South Australian travellers and it’s great to see the reintroduction of routes as the COVID recovery continues,” Cox said.
Flights are now available to book with return Economy airfares starting from FJ$899* per person and return Business class airfares from FJ$2,399* per person.