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Fiji Airways to Become First Airline to Resume Service Between Brisbane and Fiji on January 23, 2022

Fiji Airways will resume service between Brisbane and Nadi, Fiji, with five weekly flights from January 23rd, increasing to daily service in April 2022. The first flight since March 2020 will depart Brisbane on January 23rd at 11:50 and arrive in Nadi at 17:30.

Fiji Airways Airbus A350-900 - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (January 20, 2022), Fiji Airways, the national carrier of Fiji, announced the resumption of service between Brisbane and Fiji from January 23, 2022, marking the first flight on the route since March 2020. The carrier will offer five weekly flights through March, increasing to daily service from April 2022. The route resumption follows Queensland’s announcement that fully-vaccinated travelers can now enjoy quarantine-free international travel for the first time in over 22 months. The first flight will depart Brisbane (BNE) at 11:50 on Sunday, January 23rd, and arrive in Nadi, Fiji (NAN) at 17:30.

In Thursday’s announcement, Fiji Airways’ Managing Director and CEO, Andre Viljoen, said,

“Fiji Airways will be the first, and currently only airline, to recommence commercial flights between Brisbane and Fiji in nearly two years. We are so excited to finally welcome our friends from Queensland back on board our state of the art aircraft and safely transport them to a well-deserved holiday in Fijian paradise. The safety of our guests and crew will always be our highest priority. Our entire workforce is fully vaccinated and we have implemented an award-winning Travel Ready programme dedicated to the safety and wellness of our guests and staff.”

“We have medically-qualified Customer Wellness Champions onboard every international flight to offer medical guidance and assistance if required. We are the only airline in the Australia-Pacific region to offer this service, as well as the only in the region to achieve a Skytrax 5-Star COVID Safety rating and the highest Hospital Grade “Diamond” certification by APEX Health and Safety.”

Fiji Airways is currently offering deals of up to 70 percent off Fiji holidays packages through A five night getaway at the Five Star Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa in February and March starts at only AUD $999 per person, including return flights, accommodation, breakfast, transfers and more. Holiday packages at the Shangri-La Fiji Resort start at AUD $999 per person and include return airfare, four nights’ accommodation, all meals, transfers and more. Return airfare only start from AUD $549 per passenger in Economy Class and AUD $1,555 per person in Business Class.

Since resuming international service in December 2021, Fiji Airways has introduced a a range of products and service to enhance the guest experience, including a baggage increase in economy from 23kg to 30kg on international flights, and a refreshed onboard dining experience overseen by renowned Fijian-New Zealand Chef Richard Cross. The carrier has also introduced a new range of highly rated wines from renowned international wine regions. Fiji Airways’ guests also now have access to the digital reading platform, PressReader, which includes over 7,000 international newspapers and magazines that can be downloaded directly to their personal device. The service is available 96 hours prior to departure and up to 24 hours after the flight.

For their youngest guests, Fiji Airways has also launched ‘Our Ocean, Our Life’, a complimentary inflight activity pack and book series for passengers aged 2-12, which is dedicated to educating future generations on the importance of preserving and protecting Fiji’s fragile marine environment.

Source: Fiji Airways