Suva-Sydney direct flight relaunched

2014-12-05T00:00:00Z

Direct flights between the Fijian capital of Suva and Sydney have been restarted.<!--more-->

The first new direct flight between the two cities began on May 2. The Boeing 737-800 service will be operated twice a week. Flights will depart Suva every Monday and Friday at 1015, while the return leg will leave Sydney at 1420.

“We’re excited about the introduction of this new service, which will allow Australian travellers to further explore and experience all that Fiji has to offer,” Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways’ Managing Director &amp; CEO told media at the relaunch.

“The introduction of the direct Sydney to Suva flight will not only open up tourism for Suva, Pacific Harbour and surrounding islands, but also provide more convenient travel options for government and business travellers.

“The new service is a clear demonstration of our desire to grow our network, and boost Fijian tourism and economy,” he added.

As reported in <b>Pacific Periscope</b> in an earlier edition, Fiji Airways will continue to expand its links from Suva new month. Launching in June 2014, a new service operated by regional airline Fiji Link will connect Suva with Samoa. Flights will be timed to allow passengers from Samoa to connect with Fiji Airways’ services to Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane or Tonga.

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