Fiji Airways to provide 4 direct flights to Hong Kong

Fiji Airways to provide 4 direct flights to Hong Kong

By Rashika Kumar
Thursday 18/05/2023

Fiji Airways will be providing four direct flights to Hong Kong from 1st October this year as demand on the route has picked up swiftly.

The National Airline re-started with two direct flights between Nadi and Hong Kong on 1st April, with a third service from August.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Andre Viljoen says the demand is enabling the airline to provide four flights a week from October.

He says Hong Kong has traditionally been a strong link for them as the main gateway into China and they are pleased with how well this market has picked up in a short amount of time.

Viljoen says with these flights, Fiji Airways is able to carry goods between Fiji and China, improving trade and economic activity.

He further says their forward bookings for Hong Kong for the next six months are 15 percent ahead of 2019 and based on this, they are confident that a fourth service will also do well.

The CEO says before the COVID-19 pandemic, Fiji Airways had five flights a week to and from Hong Kong and the airline is committed to returning to pre-COVID levels.

Viljoen says they have to put in the hard yards and rebuild connections in Hong Kong and China, and capture the attention of customers.

He says recently, they held a roadshow in China visiting key locations and engaging with trade and media partners so he is confident that a fifth service is possible when the time is right.

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