20 May 2010

Air Pacific delays resumption of Christmas Island service

1:30 pm on 20 May 2010

The Fiji flag carrier, Air Pacific, says the planned resumption of flights between Nadi and Christmas Island in Kiribati, with continuing service to Honolulu, has been delayed.

The service was to restart on May the 25th but will now commence on June the 22nd.

Air Pacific says this is due to unanticipated delays in improving the airport infrastructure on Christmas Island.

It says there is significant interest in the resumption of flights to Christmas Island among fishing, bird watching and diving enthusiasts the world over.

The airline says customers holding seats for flights before June are being contacted for accommodation on other flights.