Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has announced plans to resume twice-weekly direct services to Adelaide commencing on Monday, July 4 2022 after three years.
This marks the fourth Australian leg for the airline after Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Currently, Fiji Airways operates two flights daily to Sydney and one flight daily to Melbourne and Brisbane.
Diversifying the Australian market has been a goal of Fiji Airways since Fiji borders opened on 1 December 2021, as so many Australians continue to choose to fly to Fiji.
“We’re delighted to re-launch our fourth Australian route, which will allow us once again to bring our unique Fijian hospitality to South Australia, as well as offer local residents the opportunity to use Fiji as a gateway to other international destinations,” said Andre Viljoen, Managing Director and CEO of Fiji Airways. “The increase in our aircraft fleet allows us to cater to the demand out of Adelaide”.
The vast majority of tourists to Fiji arrive from Australian airports so the resumption of this service will be good news for travellers and the sizable Fijian community living in South Australia.
Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Brenton Cox, welcomed the announcement and congratulated Fiji Airways for its prompt return to Adelaide after such a challenging period for the aviation sector.
“We know there is significant pent-up demand for South Australians wanting to head overseas again, and Fiji Airways has recognised the strength of our market. Fiji has always been a hugely popular destination with South Australian travellers and it’s great to see the reintroduction of routes as the COVID recovery continues,” Mr Cox said.
Flights are now available to book with return economy airfares starting from FJD899* per person and return business class airfares from FJD2,399* per person.
|Flight Number||Origin||Destination||Departure Time (local)||Arrival Time (local)||Day of Week Operation||Aircraft Type|
|FJ961||Nadi||Adelaide||7:15AM||11:20AM||Monday, Thursday||Boeing 737-MAX 8|
|FJ960||Adelaide||Nadi||12:35PM||8:15PM||Monday, Thursdays||Boeing 737-MAX 8|