Canberra locals will soon be able to take advantage of direct Fiji Airways flights to the capital city of Nadi, with connections available to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver.
On Friday, 14 April, authorities from Canberra Airport, the ACT government, and the Fijian government will gather with the Qantas partner and Oneworld Connect member to officially launch the flights, which will use a Boeing 737 MAX with eight business class recliners and 162 economy seats.
In honour of the event, on Friday morning, one of Fiji Airways’ Boeing 737 MAX planes will fly from Nadi to Canberra and back again in the evening.
The opening ceremony will unveil full details of Fiji Airways’ schedule, including the frequency with which flights operate.
The airline is trying to entice ACT locals with the lure of a tropical vacation, especially in light of the approaching winter in Australia.
On Viti Levu’s western shore, Nadi is the principal entry point to Fiji’s various resorts and tourist attractions.
The 333 islands that make up this country are rich with exploration, adventure, and leisure options, from scuba and snorkelling among beautiful corals to relaxing on secluded beaches in the sun.
Fiji Airways’ return to Canberra marks the welcome return of international services to the nation’s capital, joining the airline’s existing routes to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide.
Before the pandemic, direct flights to Canberra were offered by Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines; since then, Canberra Airport and the ACT government have been working on getting these and other international airlines to start service.