9 Mar 2017

Fiji and India renew air agreement after 43 years

8:25 pm on 9 March 2017

Fiji and India have signed a new Air Services Agreement, replacing one reached between both countries in 1974.

The Fiji Government says a new agreement will spur economic growth and create opportunities for trade, investment and tourism.

The deal ensures ease of travel between the two countries and comes after Fiji Airways had already signed a code-share agreement with India's Jet Airways to allow seamless travel between Fiji and a number of Indian cities.

The government says Fiji is now in the process of reviewing and updating its air agreements with other countries, with the goal of increasing the scope and quality of economic activity and connectivity while at the same time protecting the Fijian aviation industry.