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Jarryd Hayne appointed ambassador for Fiji Airways

Following his touchdown in Fiji this week, Jarryd Hayne was today announced as a global ambassador for national airline, Fiji Airways. According to Fiji Airways, the appointment sees the international sports star not only act as an ambassador for the airline but also for the destination that he also calls home. HAYNE: “This is an exciting […]

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June 16, 2016 3:26 pm

Following his touchdown in Fiji this week, Jarryd Hayne was today announced as a global ambassador for national airline, Fiji Airways.

Jarryd Hayne in Nadi earlier today. (Fiji Airways).
Jarryd Hayne in Nadi earlier today. (Fiji Airways).

According to Fiji Airways, the appointment sees the international sports star not only act as an ambassador for the airline but also for the destination that he also calls home.

HAYNE: “This is an exciting week for me…I have returned to the country half my family is from, I’m training with the best rugby team in the world, and I’ve been appointed an ambassador for Fiji’s national airline,”

The announcement was made today in Nadi ahead of the airline’s inaugural flight from Fiji to San Francisco. Fiji Airways recently launched a new direct seasonal service to San Francisco to provide its key markets – including Fiji, Australia and NZ – a new way to fly to North America and beyond.

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Jarryd Hayne with Fiji Airways staff at a press conference this afternoon. (Fiji Airways).

The launch of a new route also highlights the airline’s focus on encouraging more Americans to experience beautiful Fiji.

Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO, Andre Viljoen hoped more Americans would choose Fiji as their next stop.

“We’re delighted to have Jarryd onboard, and have him fly like a Fijian on Fiji Airways. As well as being loved in Fiji, he has a global following and as we launch a new route to and from San Francisco today, we hope more Americans will choose Fiji as their next stop.”

(Fiji Airways).
(Fiji Airways).

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