December 21, 2016 10:56 am

Fiji Airways to fly to Adelaide from June next year

Fiji Airways today announced plans to commence twice weekly direct services to Nadi from Adelaide from June next year. Flights are now available for sale with return economy airfares starting from FJD$1194 per person.  The Nadi-Adelaide flight is planned for Mondays and Fridays at 4.30 pm, while the return leg is on the same day […]

Fiji Airways today announced plans to commence twice weekly direct services to Nadi from Adelaide from June next year.

Flights are now available for sale with return economy airfares starting from FJD$1194 per person.  The Nadi-Adelaide flight is planned for Mondays and Fridays at 4.30 pm, while the return leg is on the same day at 10.00 pm.

The the new route is also expected to act as a gateway to the United States via Nadi.  The Adelaide route is the fourth Australian leg for the airline after Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

According to Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO, Mr Andre Viljoen, diversifying the Australian market was a priority of the national airline.

VILJOEN: “We’re delighted to launch our fourth Australian route, which will allow us to bring our unique Fijian hospitality to South Australia and will provide an alternative route to the United States via Nadi,”

Adelaide Airport’s Managing Director, Mr Mark Young said the new service would be good news for the sizeable Fijian community living in South Australia.

YOUNG: “South Australia’s strong Fijian community will benefit from a direct connection to Nadi to bring them closer to family and friends,”

Fijian Attorney General Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the direct flights to Adelaide had come at an exciting time with the announcement of the new B737 Max 8 aircraft.

SAYED-KHAIYUM:  “This has further enhanced Fiji’s footprint in new ways beyond the eastern seaboard of Australia…This concludes a great 2016 overall for Fiji Airways with the launch of direct routes to Singapore and San Francisco earlier in the year.”

Hon. Sayed-Khaiyum said the new route couldn’t have come at a better time with Adelaide flights starting just before the second term school holidays in South Australia.