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Fiji Airways announces twice-weekly flights to Vava'u, Tonga via Fiji

Feb 11, 2016, 16:00 ET from Fiji Airways

NADI, Fiji, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiji Airways, Fiji's National Airline, has announced plans to commence twice-weekly flights to Vava'u, Tonga through its hub in Nadi, Fiji starting April 2, 2016.

Fiji Airways' Managing Director and CEO, Andre Viljoen stated, "The new route offers a seamless addition to Fiji Airways' South Pacific network. The Tongan culture is guided by values that are rooted in family and respect; visitors are treated more like family than tourists. This ethos is aligned with Fiji Airways' mission – just as we welcome you to our home when you step on board, Tongans welcome you to their tropical paradise when you arrive."

Vava'u is located 568 miles southeast of Nadi, Fiji. This northern region of Tonga has more than 60 islands surrounded by coral gardens, remote beaches, and breathtaking lagoons. A tropical playground with pristine turquoise waters awaits visitors year-round that seek snorkeling, kayaking, off-road trekking, kite surfing, sailing, diving, and big game fishing adventures. But the island's most fascinating attraction is whale watching. From June to November, visitors can observe, and even swim with the Humpback whales that have returned to care for their young in Tonga's warm waters.

The new flight schedule offers easy connectivity from Fiji Airways' international gateways, with especially short connectivity for North American travellers connecting through Nadi, Fiji. These new flights also offer convenience for former Vava'u residents now living in the United States to return home.

Bookings start today and can be purchased through the Fiji Airways website at www.fijiairways.com, or by calling the Fiji Airways Global Reservations Centre.

Los Angeles & Honolulu to Nadi, Fiji Flight Schedule:

 Flight Number

Origin

Destination

Departure Time (local)

Arrival Time (local)

Day of Week Operation

Aircraft Type

FJ 811

Los Angeles

Nadi

10:30pm

6:00am (+ 2 days)

Daily

Airbus A330-200

FJ 852

Honolulu

Nadi

2:50pm

7:35pm (+ 1 day)

Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays

Boeing 737-800

FJ 871*

San Francisco

Nadi

11:00pm

5:00am (+ 2 days)

Thursdays, Sundays

Airbus A330-200

*Seasonal direct flights start June 16, 2016

 

Vava'u Tonga Flight Schedule, Effective 2 April 2016: 

 Flight Number

Origin

Destination

Departure Time (local)

Arrival Time (local)

Day of Week Operation

Aircraft Type

FJ 275

Nadi

Vava'u

8:00am

11:10am

Saturdays, Wednesdays

ATR 72-600

FJ 274

Vava'u

Nadi

4:00pm

5:20pm

Saturdays, Wednesdays

ATR 72-600

*Schedules are subject to change.

 

Join the conversation at #BulaTonga. To learn more about Vava'u visit http://www.tongaholiday.com/islands/vavau/

About Fiji Airways: Founded in 1951, Fiji Airways Group comprises of Fiji Airways, Fiji's National Airline and its subsidiaries: Fiji Link, its domestic and regional carrier, Pacific Call Comm Ltd, and a 38.75% stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island, Nadi. Fiji Airways aims to be the leading global boutique airline, and has a fleet of brand new wide body A330s and refreshed B737 aircrafts. Fiji Link has a fleet of ATR 72, ATR42 and DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. From its hub at Nadi International Airport, Fiji Airways and Fiji Link serve 49 destinations in 13 countries (including code-share). Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. The Fiji Airways Group brings in 64 percent of all visitors who fly to Fiji, employs over 1000 employees, earn revenues of over FJD$769 million ($372m USD$), and directly contribute a significant portion of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013. Visit www.fijiairways.com for more information.

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