Qantas has launched a new Boeing 737 route from Sydney to Fuji to meet growing demand to the Pacific island.
From 31 March 2019, the direct service will operate four times per week to Nadi, the country’s main gateway.
The flights add to Jetstar’s direct services which also operate four times per week and will see the Qantas Group offer customers more than 75,000 seats on the route annually and the choice to fly six days a week.
Qantas International chief executive officer, Alison Webster said the addition of Fiji to the Qantas network provided more choice for the growing number of Australians wanting to holiday on the islands.
She added: “We have built flexibility into our network to respond to growing demand where we see it. In this case, it’s a return to Fiji after almost 20 years, a short four-hour hop from Sydney, helping extend the summer for Australians year-round.
“The combination of Qantas and Jetstar also means we can provide more options to a destination which caters to different budgets and tastes, with good interstate connections for passengers travelling from other parts of Australia.”
Qantas has also added its code to Jetstar’s flights between Sydney and Nadi, for travel from 1 February 2019. Qantas will also continue to codeshare on Fiji Airways’ services to Nadi.