Aviation

Fiji and Japan expand cooperation on aviation services

 Fiji and Japan have agreed to a series of new modernised aviation provisions that will increase passenger and cargo opportunities for designated carriers, expand entitlements and improve safety and security. The new provisions mark the first update to the air services arrangement between the two countries since 1993. Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

July 8, 2016 8:30 am

 Fiji and Japan have agreed to a series of new modernised aviation provisions that will increase passenger and cargo opportunities for designated carriers, expand entitlements and improve safety and security.

Japan Civil Aviation Bureau , Senior Air Talks Officer, Sanae Mizuta with the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.(DEPFTO)
Japan Civil Aviation Bureau , Senior Air Talks Officer, Sanae Mizuta with the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.(DEPFTO)

The new provisions mark the first update to the air services arrangement between the two countries since 1993.

Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said by granting more access to Fijian and Japanese airlines, Fiji have set the stage for greater cooperation between the aviation industries and the establishment of direct routes between the two countries.

SAYED- KHAIYUM: “These new provisions will benefit airlines, tourists and shippers, and increase flows of investment and trade into both Fiji and Japan.”

The new provisions allows airlines of both countries to operate three passenger or cargo flights per week between Fiji and Japan, with an expansion to four flights per week beginning in late 2019.

This also provides the opportunity for designated carriers to codeshare and bring safety and security provisions more in line with international aviation industry standards.

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