Fiji Airways has inaugurated its eagerly awaited flights from Nadi to Vancouver in a massive boost to tourism in the South Pacific and Australia.

The inaugural flight was bid farewell from the Nadi International Airport on Friday 25th November, marking the commencement of Fiji Airways’ newest direct international service.

The service touched down in Vancouver after 1pm local time on 25th November and from now, Fiji Airways will fly direct to and from Vancouver every Monday and Friday.

To connect to Fiji from Australia, Fiji Airways currently operates twice daily flights from Sydney, and daily flights from Melbourne and Brisbane to Nadi, Fiji. The national carrier also operates twice-weekly flights from Adelaide to Nadi.

Fiji Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Andre Viljoen, is encouraging Australians to take advantage of the new twice-weekly flights to Canada to experience world-renowned Fijian hospitality on a long-haul service or to tag on a well-deserved break in Fiji before flying onto their destination.

“Our Five Star airline, and multi-award-winning onboard experience, including meals, amenities and staff service offers the best value for money,” he said.

“With the holiday season fast approaching, the timing of our newest route could not be better.

“We can now connect Aussies to Canada for the holiday season and invite them to warm up in tropical Fiji with a convenient stopover holiday before returning to Australia well rested and relaxed.

“In the lead up to the launch of the flights, more and more Australians have been showing an interest in the new service, indicating that there is demand which Fiji Airways can tap into.

“As we continue to expand our network and launch new routes, we are creating more and more pathways for Australians to access popular travel destinations, cementing Fiji as a convenient connection or stopover destination to further afield,” Viljoen said.

The new service will be operated by Fiji Airways’ widebody Airbus A330 and A350 fleet, which features Wayfarer TV episodes onboard all flights.

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