To celebrate the launch of flights on 16 June to San Francisco, Nadi International Airport built a mini replica of the Golden Gate Bridge. Lining up for a commemorative picture are Andre Viljoen, MD and CEO of Fiji Airways (centre) with some of the cabin crew and Premium Service Team members at Nadi International Airport. The airline already serves Honolulu and Los Angeles in the US.
Touchdown in San Francisco! Fiji Airways’ inaugural service arrives on a sunny day in California. Passengers on the first return flight pose with the flight crew in the terminal. Both flights operated with a load factor of 90%.
- Fiji Airways on 16 June began its third non-stop service to the US with the introduction of seasonal, twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) flight from Nadi (NAN) to San Francisco (SFO). The 8,790-kilometre route is not served by any other carrier and will be flown by the airline’s A330-200s. The service will operate until mid-August and then again in December 2016 and January 2017. Andre Viljoen, CEO, Fiji Airways, said; “This new service is in line with our network expansion targets and gives us further reach into North America. The seasonal flying takes into account common vacation trends out of the United States. Along with the Fijian community, the Samoan and Tongan communities living in San Francisco are also big winners with this direct service. It will offer them a convenient one-stop flight back to their homeland to see family and friends.” Fiji Airways already serves Los Angeles and Honolulu in the US. According to the airline the inaugural flights in both directions operated with a load factor of 90%.