After a hiatus of nearly 20 years, Qantas liveried aircraft will return to Fijian skies from 31 March 2019—the airline stating that its new services meet a growing demand from travellers wanting a premium travel option to the islands.
The new direct service to Nadi will be operated by Boeing 737 aircraft four times per week, offering checked baggage allowance, in-flight entertainment, food and drinks as part of the fare.
“We’re delighted to see Qantas’ full-service offering on routes to Fiji again”, says The Travel Authority Group’s Managing Director, Peter Hosper.
“Being able to offer the option of Qantas business class to holidaying leisure travellers is very appealing to us. We know plenty of our clients will take it up”, added Hosper.
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 Ms Webster.
The new Qantas flights are subject to government and regulatory approvals. Once approved, they will add to Jetstar’s direct services which also operate four times per week, and will see the Qantas Group of airlines offer travellers more than 75,000 seats on the route each year and the choice to fly to fiji six days a week.
Qantas will also 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 and status credits and a complimentary meal.
“We have built flexibility into our network to respond to growing demand where we see it. In this case, it’s a return to Fiji after almost 20 years, a short four-hour hop from Sydney” said Qantas International CEO, Alison Webster.
“The combination of Qantas and Jetstar also means we can provide more options to a destination which caters to different budgets and tastes, with good interstate connections for passengers travelling from other parts of Australia”, added Ms Webster.
Qantas’ Sydney-Nadi (Fiji) schedule effective 31 March 2019:
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.
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