Fiji Airways’ Nadi to Adelaide
Seen welcoming the arrival of the inaugural Fiji Airways flight from Nadi to Adelaide with Fijian warriors were: John Nickel, Regional General Manager Australia, Fiji Airways; Mark Young, MD, Adelaide Airport; Fijian Warrior; Welcome to Country Performer; Rodney Harrex, CEO, South Australian Tourism Commission; Nick Jones, Executive Director, Destination Development, South Australian Tourism Commission; and Jonathan Cheong, Head of Aviation Business Development, Adelaide Airport. A themed cake was baked to celebrate the inaugural flight – a Fiji Airways boarding pass surrounded by icons from Fiji (ukulele, kava and a coconut tree) and South Australia (wine, kangaroo and koala).
- Fiji Airways commenced twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) direct services from Nadi (NAN) to Adelaide (ADL) on 30 June. This route marks the fourth Australian destination for the airline after Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. As well as giving South Australians direct access to Fiji, the new route will also act as a gateway via Nadi to the US (Los Angeles and San Francisco). Furthering this, South Australians will be able to connect to the South Pacific region with the airline’s flights to Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu via Nadi. “We’re delighted to launch our fourth Australian route, which will allow us to bring our unique Fijian hospitality to South Australia and will provide an alternative route to the US via Nadi,” said Andre Viljoen, MD and CEO of Fiji Airways. The new service will also be good news for the sizeable Fijian community living in South Australia. “South Australia’s strong Fijian community will benefit from a direct connection to Nadi to bring them closer to family and friends,” said Mark Young, MD, Adelaide Airport. The airline will face no direct competition on this airport pair, which is operated by its 164-seat 737-800 fleet. See how Adelaide Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.