Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, today announced the launch of direct flights between Tokyo Narita and Nadi, Fiji three-times a week, subject to regulatory approvals.
The direct services will attract more visitors from Japan to Fiji and the South Pacific, which ranks among the world’s final travel frontiers.
Starting July 3, 2018, the nine-hour flight will operate from Narita International Airport to Nadi International Airport each Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, offering over 80,000 seats per year between Fiji and Japan.
Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO Andre Viljoen said the three times- weekly flights make Fiji and the South Pacific more accessible to Japanese tourists than ever before.
“We are excited to share with Japan the untouched beauty of our 333 islands. Fiji’s unparalleled hospitality and warmth offers Japanese tourists a unique, culturally immersive experience – much more than just another beach getaway,” Mr. Viljoen added.
“Our flights have been designed to ensure guests get the most of their time in Fiji. The flight from Narita arrives in Nadi in the morning, with convenient domestic connections on our subsidiary Fiji Link to major tourism spots like Savusavu and Taveuni. Additionally, guests can also easily do boat transfers after arrival to the many wonderful resorts in the beautiful Mamanuca and Yasawa island groups.”
The launch of direct Nadi-Tokyo flight services is the latest announcement by Fiji Airways expanding its network across Asia to leverage the growing demand for Fiji as a holiday destination.
Mr. Viljoen added: “We want to capitalize on the high interest in outbound travel from Japan, with an estimated 13.4 million Japanese residents traveling overseas so far this year.”