December 5, 2023

Airlines add hundreds of Nadi flights as Fiji readies for opening

The relocate to re-open the nation has seen hundreds of services included to flight schedules from throughout the world, with seats currently offering quick from Fijis crucial incoming markets.

On the back of Fijis international re-opening on December 1, Fiji Airways, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia have all advanced the resumption of flights to the South Pacific nation.

Fiji Airways is set to resume flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo from the very same day as the country opens, at which point in time Fijis whole working population is anticipated to be fully vaccinated.

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” After practically two years of no tourism, we are more than ready to securely welcome back global visitors from 1st December and greet them with our well-known Fijian hospitality … Fijis whole tourist market has been waiting on this,” stated Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO, Andre Viljoen.

Fijian Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, announced on Sunday (Oct 10) the travel structure which would permit Fiji to reopen its borders to tourists from 1st December after more than 20 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

” We can not wait to securely transport them around our worldwide network as quickly as they are able to, subject to the entry requirements of the location nation.”

” Equally, we know that our fellow Fijians aspire to take a trip abroad for leisure, business and to fulfill friends and family.

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” In addition to the procedures revealed, we have our Travel Ready program to secure the health and wellbeing of staff and consumers, that includes mask-wearing at all proper times on board our airplane and at the airport.”

” We totally support the health procedures and travel framework set out by the Fijian Government for security of Fijians and visitors alike,” Viljoen said.

He said all arriving tourists should be totally vaccinated, present evidence of a 72-hour unfavorable RT-PCR test prior to boarding and finish an additional fast test at their pre-booked resort or hotel upon arrival prior to commencing their vacation quarantine free.

Fiji will at first provide quarantine-free travel to totally immunized visitors from Travel Partner nations, consisting of Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Qatar, Germany, Spain, France, Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and most Pacific Island Countries and Territories.

Virgin Australia is back to Nadi from mid-December

” Were delighted to bring forward the resumption of our Fiji services to better line up with the start of the summertime holiday period, making it much easier for visitors to get to their location in advance of the joyful season,” a Virgin Australia representative stated.

Virgin Australia is set to resume flights to Nadi from December 16, 2021, with services operating from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

” We understand Australians are delighted to lastly have the ability to travel overseas again which is obvious by the strong reservation need weve experienced for our Fiji flights because the Federal Government revealed the roadmap to re-opening Australia to the world earlier this month.”

Sydney will have double-daily Virgin Australia flights, Melbourne will be day-to-day and Brisbane will begin with 3 weekly.

Jetstar will take off to Nadi from December 17

Jetstar CEO, Gareth Evans, stated the airlines will initially use more than 3200 seats per week between Sydney and the popular South Pacific location, with the possible to ramp up frequencies in 2022 if demand is strong.

” Australians will be thrilled to start planning their very first abroad holiday now that international borders are set to open, and both Jetstar and Qantas have actually seen a considerable spike in Fiji flight searches in recent weeks,” he said.

Jetstar and Qantas have confirmed direct flights from Sydney to Fiji will take off in a few weeks, with 5 weekly Jetstar flights from December 17 and 4 Qantas flights from December 19.

Qantas will re-boot Fiji from December 17

” In a current survey carried out by Jetstar, Fiji ranked as one of the top international beach vacation locations that people wish to go to once borders open– particularly for households and youths.

The move comes as Australia begins to re-open worldwide borders and returning Australians might be needed to home quarantine for as much as seven days on arrival into New South Wales, in accordance with the requirements from the Federal and New South Wales federal governments.


” Returning to the South Pacific is an interesting turning point in our international restart plans as we gradually rebuild our network over the next 6 months. It likewise means more of our team can return to work, which is excellent news.”