Fiji Airways re-introduces Nadi/Tokyo flights
06:05 Thu Dec 07, 2017
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Filipe Naikaso
Direct flights between Nadi and Tokyo will begin next year.
Fiji Airways chief executive, Andre Viljoen, says the new, nine-hour flights will operate from Nadi International Airport to Narita International Airport.
He says each week, flights will be scheduled for Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
“ I’m pleased to note that Japanese visitors are some of the most discerning in the world. We also want to capitalize on the high interest in outbound travel from Japan, with an estimated 13.4 million Japanese residents travelling overseas this year to date."
Meanwhile, Minister responsible for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says this will bolster the relationship between the Fijian and Japanese people, and advance the Government’s long-term development goals.
“For a country where we have an excess of nearly 1/3 of our GDP being dependent on tourism we need to ensure that we have a strong national carrier in particular when we are an island state and in particular when over 90% of people come by plane.”
Fiji Airways also announced that it will get its fifth A330-200 aircraft to cater for this new service.
The first flight to Japan is scheduled for the July 3rd, 2018.
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