Passengers on the first Fiji Airways flight from Sydney to Suva, the capital of Fiji, were given a commemorative scroll and other souvenirs marking the launch of twice-weekly flights on 2 May. (Photos courtesy of Fiji Airways)
- Fiji Airways has started twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) flights from Suva (SUV), the capital of Fiji, to Sydney (SYD). The 3,240-kilometre route, which launched on 2 May will be operated by the airline’s 737-700s, and faces no direct competition. Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO commented: “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. 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.” Fiji Airways already serves Sydney with 12 weekly flights from Nadi, using a mix of A330-200s and 737-800s.