Airlines & Airports
|November 06, 2015|
Fiji Airways To Fly To Singapore Changi Airport Twice Weekly From Nadi, Fiji
|Fiji Airways, Fiji's National Airline, has announced plans to commence twice weekly direct services from Nadi, Fiji to Singapore starting April 5th, 2016. The flights will operate from Nadi International Airport on Tuesdays and Fridays*, with flight times to suit onward connections to India and South East Asia. The airline also announced a special launch fare from Nadi to Singapore, starting from FJD $999** all-inclusive. This sale starts Monday, November 9th.|
Making the announcement in the Fijian Capital, Suva today, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO Andre Viljoen said the introduction of direct Singapore flights was excellent news for Fiji Airways customers and all Fijians. "We will be flying direct to a destination considered as Asia's leading hub," Mr. Viljoen stated. "The attractions of Singapore are numerous, from the world's best airport, Changi, to world-renowned shopping and entertainment. Fijians will now be able to enjoy the comfort of our A330 aircraft on this 10-hour flight, departing Nadi late night and arriving in Singapore fresh in the morning ready to explore all that this bustling metropolitan city-state has to offer."
He added that onward connection times to other key destinations would make transiting through Singapore extremely convenient."Changi Airport is served by 100 airlines connecting 300 cities in 80 countries and territories, making it one of the most important air transport hubs in the world. Transit times for most onwards flights to key cities in India, Indonesia and Malaysia are under three hours, which adds to the appeal of flying through Singapore. With this, we're making good on our promise of taking Fijians to the world."
Changi Airport Group CEO, Mr Lee Seow Hiang said, "This is a significant milestone for Changi Airport, with Fiji Airways' new service bridging new direct links between Singapore and the South Pacific Islands. For travelers in Singapore as well as other parts of Asia and Europe, this development makes new and exciting holiday destinations in the South Pacific, accessible to them. This certainly adds to Changi's attractiveness as an air hub.
Founded in 1951, Fiji Airways Group comprises of Fiji Airways, Fiji's National Airline and its subsidiaries: Fiji Link, its domestic and regional carrier, Pacific Call Comm Ltd, and a 38.75% stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island, Nadi. Fiji Airways aims to be the leading global boutique airline, and has a fleet of brand new wide body A330s and refreshed B737 aircrafts. Fiji Link has a fleet of ATR 72, ATR42 and DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. From its hub at Nadi International Airport, Fiji Airways and Fiji Link serve 48 destinations in 12 countries (including code-share). Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, USA, Hong Kong, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. The Fiji Airways Group brings in 64 percent of all visitors who fly to Fiji, employs over 1000 employees, earn revenues of over FJD$769 million ($372m USD$), and directly contribute a significant portion of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013.
*Schedules subject to final confirmation
**Fares subject to final Government approval