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Old 6th November 2015, 11:39 AM   #1
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Default Fiji Airways starting 2x weekly direct flights between Nadi and Singapore



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In a dream-come-true for many travellers, Singapore will soon be directly connected to Fiji and the romantic paradise of tropical islands in the South Pacific. Changi Airport and Fiji Airways marked a new milestone today with the announcement of non-stop passenger services between Singapore and Fiji, representing Changi Airport’s first direct air link to the South Pacific Islands.

From 5 April 2016, Fiji Airways will operate a twice-weekly service between Nadi and Singapore, utilising a 273-seat Airbus 330 aircraft in a two-class configuration. The flight time of 10 hours saves travellers at least three hours compared to current flight options which require a transfer stop in Australia or New Zealand.

Fiji Airways’ new Nadi-Singapore service will open up exciting tourism opportunities. With over 70 city links to Europe, South Asia and Southeast Asia, Changi Airport will provide European and Asian passengers direct and quick access to Fiji, famous for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, soft coral diving and luxurious resorts, spread over more than 300 tropical islands. Through this new service, Changi will also offer convenient connections to other exotic Pacific Islands such as Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu through Fiji Airways’ regional network. For travellers from the Pacific Islands, Singapore is not only an attractive tourism destination, but a strategic gateway for onward travel to Europe, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Mr Andre Viljoen, Managing Director and CEO of Fiji Airways said, “We will be flying direct to a destination considered as Asia’s leading hub. Fijians will now be able to enjoy the comfort of our A330 aircraft on this 10-hour flight, departing Nadi late night and arriving in Singapore fresh in the morning ready to explore all that this bustling metropolitan city-state has to offer. In addition, most onwards flights to key cities in India, Indonesia and Malaysia are under four hours, which adds to the appeal of flying through Singapore. With this, we’re making good on our promise of taking Fijians to the world.”

Changi Airport Group CEO, Mr Lee Seow Hiang said, “This is a significant milestone for Changi Airport, with Fiji Airways’ new service bridging new direct links between Singapore and the South Pacific Islands. For travellers in Singapore as well as other parts of Asia and Europe, this development makes accessible to them new and exciting holiday destinations in the South Pacific. This certainly adds to Changi’s attractiveness as an air hub. For Fijian travellers, Singapore is already among their top destinations within Southeast Asia, and we believe this is set to grow further. We are excited about the growth potential of Fiji Airways at Changi Airport, and will work closely with the airline as well as other tourism and travel partners to maximise growth opportunities.”
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Old 11th November 2015, 10:10 AM   #2
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Interesting. I have always had an interest in the South Pacific and almost had my honeymoon in Tahiti before switching to Finland. How's Fiji's connectivity to the rest of the islands?
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Old 12th November 2015, 02:35 AM   #3
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Mmmmm... 35K AA miles each way in J.

And they have the SQ regional J seats.

http://www.milevalue.com/how-to-book...ji-with-miles/
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Mmmmm... 35K AA miles each way in J.

And they have the SQ regional J seats.

http://www.milevalue.com/how-to-book...ji-with-miles/
AS may represent a better value once they load the new chart -- especially with the free stopover.
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Dragging up an old post...….

Just returned from a school holiday trip to Fiji, booking directly from Fiji Airways for less than SGD600 each, for the three of us, on their A330-200 (on return, a friend say they did a last minute booking from Singapore to Ipoh......over SGD700)

Departure last Saturday night was about 9pm with an overnight landing flight Nadi just after 10am and thankfully on time. A few minutes later and would arrive after a flight from Sydney that would swamp Nadi's limited number of immigration counters.

Return departed Nadi at noon and landed about 6pm.

Unfortunately their A332 has plenty problems, not least IFE that suffers many problems that, on a 9hr flight with kids will surely cause problems without preparation. Flights were both full but crew seemed to have plenty iPAD to distribute and great that the three of us got one each.....some didn't ask or get. Overnight flight to Fiji , not so much of a problem but on a day flight, DULL.

Food, so so. No choice other than Chicken or Vegetarian with one or both being curried.

Generally good flights, both full and with 2-4-2 seating glad I was isle seated and my neighbour both ways didn't even want to get out. For the price and there can't be too much to complain about but better IFE would help whereby food was at least edible.
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