Nadi, Fiji, 2022-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Carrier, has announced it will be the first airline to resume commercial flights from Brisbane to Fiji from Sunday 23rd January, with the first flight since March 2020 scheduled to depart Brisbane (BNE) at 11.50AM, arriving in the South Pacific paradise at 5.30PM.
From 23rd January 2022, Fiji Airways will launch up to five flights per week from Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Nadi, Fiji (NAN) until March 2022, changing to daily flights from April onwards.
Following the state-government announcement yesterday, holiday-starved Queenslanders who are fully vaccinated will be able to enjoy quarantine-free international travel again for the first time in over 22 months.
“Fiji Airways will be the first, and currently only airline, to recommence commercial flights between Brisbane and Fiji in nearly two years,” explains Fiji Airways Managing Director & CEO Andre Viljoen. “We are so excited to finally welcome our friends from Queensland back on board our state of the art aircraft and safely transport them to a well-deserved holiday in Fijian paradise.”
“The safety of our guests and crew will always be our highest priority. Our entire workforce is fully vaccinated and we have implemented an award-winning Travel Ready programme dedicated to the safety and wellness of our guests and staff,” says Viljoen.
“We have medically-qualified Customer Wellness Champions onboard every international flight to offer medical guidance and assistance if required. We are the only airline in the Australia-Pacific region to offer this service, as well as the only in the region to achieve a Skytrax 5-Star COVID Safety rating and the highest Hospital Grade “Diamond” certification by APEX Health and Safety,” states Viljoen.
Award-winning Fiji Airways are offering deals of up to 70% off Fiji holiday packages through Fijiairways.com. Five nights per person at the Five Star Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa in February & March start from just $999 AUD including return flights with Fiji Airways, 5 nights’ accommodation, breakfast, transfers and more. Holiday packages at the Shangri-La Fiji Resort start from $999 AUD per person including return flights with Fiji Airways, 4 nights’ accommodation, all meals, transfers and more.
Fiji Airways return flight prices start from just $549 AUD per person economy class, and $1,555 per person business class.
All arriving travellers to Fiji must be fully vaccinated, present evidence of a negative RT-PCR test 48-hours prior to boarding, download the CareFiji App prior to travelling and complete an additional rapid test at their resort in Fiji, 24-hours after arrival. At check-in, travellers must present proof of at least 3 nights minimum prepaid accommodation with a Care Fiji Commitment (CFC) certified hotel or resort, with a CFC certified transfer from the airport. Further information on the travel requirements for passengers can be found here and here for the return trip to Brisbane.
Since resuming international flights from 1st December 2021, Fiji Airways has implemented a suite of new products and benefits to enhance the experience of its guests including increased standard baggage allowance from 23kg to 30kg for economy class passengers on all international flights.
Onboard dining has been given a rehaul with the appointment of renowned Fijian-New Zealand Chef Richard Cross now overseeing all catering functions across the airline. Fiji Airways has also introduced a new suite of highly rated wines from renowned international wine regions.
Travellers with Fiji Airways can enjoy free access to digital reading platform PressReader, with more than 7,000 international newspapers and magazines available to download directly on their own device. Fiji Airways is the first airline in the Asia Pacific region to offer this service and guests are able to read and download their favourite titles 96 hours prior to departure, until 24 hours after the flight.
Fiji Airways has also focused on new ways to entertain its younger passengers onboard with the launch of Our Ocean, Our Life. The complimentary in-flight activity pack and book series, for passengers aged 2-12 years old, is dedicated to educating the future generation on the importance of preserving and protecting Fiji’s fragile marine environment, in a fun and engaging way.
To ensure a stress-free trip from the offset, Fiji Airways international check-in counters currently open four (4) hours prior to departure and close two (2) hours prior to departure. The new check in times are designed to minimise delays and allow ample time for increased documentation checks.
For more information and to view the full flight schedule and all package deals please visit fijiairways.com
Example of Fiji Airways Package Deals, priced per person.
- InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa – 5 Nights in February & March from AU$999 (Flights, Accommodation, Breakfast, Transfers & More)
- Shangri-La Yanuca Island, Fiji– 4 Nights from AU$999 (Flights, Accommodation, All Meals, Transfers & More)
- Sheraton Fiji Resort– 4 Nights from AU$999 (Flights, Accommodation, Breakfast, Transfers & More)
Source: Fiji Airways