24 Mar 2009

Pacific Blue to increase flights to and from Fiji

12:01 pm on 24 March 2009

Pacific Blue airlines will be increasing its flights to and from Fiji from June.

The Fiji Times is reporting the airline currently has two flights from Fiji going to Sydney and Brisbane daily but from June there will be an additional two flights to Adelaide and Melbourne, on a daily basis.

Pacific Blue Airlines says this follows the demand for existing connecting services via Sydney and Brisbane.

Virgin Blue group chief executive, Brett Godfrey, says the company is pleased to commit aircraft to the Fiji market where it sees continuing opportunities to stimulate the market with more direct flights and affordable fares.

He says the new non-stop flights will be a major boost for Fiji tourism as it will provide a brand new pool of potential visitors from Adelaide.