Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways to get new Airbus A350s

The airline said it will lease two new Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which can carry about 325 passengers, as part of its expansion plans.

The airline plans to use the aircraft on Fiji services to New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

Fiji Airways cancels flights to Samoa due to adverse weather

The flights affected are FJ853 Nadi to Apia (09 Feb), FJ853 Apia to Honolulu (09 Feb), FJ852 Honolulu to Apia (09 Feb), FJ852 Apia to Nadi (10 Feb).

Samoa is bracing for high winds and heavy downpours over the weekend as three tropical depressions circle the Pacific region.

According to the Samoa Met Service, their primary focus is monitoring the Tropical Disturbance (TD07F) and potential hazards to Samoa over the next 24-48 hours.

Robert Oliver is new Fiji Airways Celebrity Chef and Culinary Ambassador

The world-renowned chef, author, and TV presenter will work with Fiji Airways to develop menus for customers to enjoy both on-board (Economy and Business class) and in its brand new lounge currently under construction at Fiji’s Nadi International Airport.

Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines Sign Codeshare Agreement

The codeshare, which comes into effect on September 30th 2017 will see both airlines place their respective ‘FJ’ and ‘IE’ codes on each other’s flights between Nadi and Honiara.

Guests of Solomon Airlines can expect convenient travel and transfer onto Fiji Airways’ network through its Nadi hub to North America, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

Samoa and Fiji Airways sign MOU

Under the proposed partnership, Fiji Airways will provide initial support to Samoa Airways to help launch its international services to and from Apia to Auckland and Sydney through the use of its established infrastructure in sales, commercial, operations and maintenance.

“We are happy to play a support role to help reboot Samoa’s international airline following the Samoan Government’s decision to end its partnership with Virgin Australia”, said Fiji Airways’ Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Andre Viljoen.

Name change for Polynesian Airlines, agreement with Fiji Airways

Polynesian Airlines will soon change to Samoa Airways according to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi.

The national airline will also enter into a mutual arrangement with Fiji’s international carrier, Fiji Airways.

The arrangement will be formalized in a Memorandum of Understanding yet to be signed between the two parties as it remain subject to Cabinet approval, the Prime Minister revealed in his weekly television program, Taimi male Palemia, a production by Samoa Quality Broadcasting Limited or TV1.

Samoa joins forces with Fiji Airways

Tuilaepa didn't give any details about the MOU in parliament but said airfares between Samoa and New Zealand and Australia were too high and the two airlines currently serving the routes were controlling airfares through partnerships.

He said a commission that studied airline options recommended that Polynesian airlines go into a joint venture with another airline to provide flights from Samoa to the two destinations, at an affordable price.

Fiji Airways in talks with Samoa Government over air deal

This is about a deal which would both help Samoa reestablish its own national flag carrier, and provide work for Fiji Airways, including increased aircraft utilisation.

Shaenaz Voss, Fiji Airways Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs, confirmed an agreement in principal. But she said they were unable to release further details yet.

“We have an agreement in principal with the Samoan Government to assist them with support for their new national airline,” she said.

“The exact nature of this support is still subject to negotiation.”

Fiji Airways called in to save Polynesian troubles

RNZ reports Polynesian Airlines is the only carrier servicing the inter-Samoa route and has faced ongoing delays for weeks.

At one of the busiest times of the year, two of the carrier's three Twin Otter planes have been regularly out of action.

Flights between the American Samoa islands of Tutuila and Manu'a have also been interrupted.


Fiji Airways: Nadi-SFO selling well with good forward intakes

Fiji Airways Executive general manager Corporate, Shaenaz Voss, said they had anticipated this given the large demographic of Fijians and other Pacific islanders in the area (San Francisco).                     

“Our inaugural flights to and from San Francisco are showing good loads and we continue to see healthy booking trends,” she said.

Fiji Sun reports Fiji Airways has planned a special send-off event for passengers onboard the inaugural flights on both the Nadi and San Francisco ends.