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TRAVEL ADVISORY #2 
Updated: 5pm - 11 August 2020

CANCELLATION OF FLIGHTS: to/from Labasa Due to Runway Conditions Wednesday 12th August, through to Monday the 17th of August.

Fiji Link wishes to advise all guests travelling from/to Labasa that all Fiji Link flights from/to Labasa from the 12th of August through to and including the 17th of August are cancelled due to the currently unsuitable condition of the airport runway.

Fiji Link will operate supplementary services from/to Savusavu to cater for impacted guests, and to assist guests travelling to/from Vanua Levu on the same day.

All guests are requested to find their way to/from Savusavu airport to catch the supplementary services provided.

Fiji Link apologises for this disruption to guests’ travel plans. The changes are beyond the airline’s control and necessary for the safety of guests and crew.

Should you wish to amend your travel dates as a result of these changes, please contact Fiji Link Reservations on 6720 888 or 330 4388 or your Travel Agent.

Cancellation of Flights to/from Labasa Due to Runway Conditions

10 August 2020 : Fiji Link wishes to advise all guests travelling from/to Labasa that all Fiji Link flights to/from Labasa on the 11th of August are cancelled due to the currently unsuitable condition of the airport runway.

Fiji Link will operate supplementary services to/from Savusavu to cater for impacted guests, and assist guests travel to/from Vanua Levu on the same day.

A local transport service will be provided between Labasa and Savusavu for the guests booked for August 11th 2020. An updated travel itinerary and transport schedule will be sent to these guests via the contact details listed in their bookings.

Fiji Link apologises for this disruption to guests’ travel plans. The changes are beyond the airline’s control and necessary for the safety of guests and crew. Should you wish to amend your travel dates as a result of these changes, please contact Fiji Link Reservations on 6720888 or 3304388.

 

Fiji Airways Extends Flight Cancellations to end of August

14 July 2020: Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, has extended international flight cancellations through to the end of August. The continued cancellations are due to prolonged border closures and travel restrictions as a consequence of the COVID-19 Pandemic. While the current international schedule for August is cancelled, the airline is preparing a new network plan which will be announced once border restrictions ease.

Mr. Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO said: “The cancellation of August services allows us to prepare and position a new updated international schedule for deployment as soon as practical. Whether this will be in August remains to be seen. However, we are encouraged by the recent move to ‘Phase 2’ for Fiji in its response to COVID-19, as well as a travel framework which allows for the creation of specific ‘air corridors’ with certain countries.”

“One such corridor under the framework is the ‘Bula Bubble with our traditional markets - Australia and New Zealand. This framework provides a clear path forward for the two countries to seriously consider opening borders to Fiji, thereby stimulating travel demand. Fiji Airways is leading an Industry Taskforce alongside Fijian health authorities to satisfy all requirements for safe international flying under the Government’s framework.”

Mr. Viljoen adds that a new network plan for international services will see reduced flying and limited destinations internationally, as the world reels from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fiji Airways is contacting impacted guests who are booked to travel in August. Guests booked through travel agents and third parties will be contacted by those parties. Fiji Airways’ freighter flights and Fiji Link domestic services will continue to operate.

 

Fiji Link Increases Domestic Flights

15 May 2020 - Fiji Link will gradually increase services to a number of domestic ports in the coming days. The increase in domestic flights will offer Fijians more options when planning travel for business, or to see family and friends around the country.

The domestic carrier will increase daily services between Suva and Labasa to two per day from Saturday 16th May. Fiji Link will also add twice a week direct services between Nadi and Labasa, operating Fridays and Sundays beginning 22nd May. Weekly services between Suva and Savusavu as well as Suva and Taveuni will increase, starting Friday 22nd May. Fiji Link also resumed its weekly services between Nadi and Rotuma last Friday.

Guests are able to book flights on fijilink.com, via the airline’s Reservations Centre or through their travel agents. As per current practice, Fiji Link team will practice social distancing seating on flights as much as practical. All other Fiji Link safety measures remain in place, including Personal Protective Equipment use by all staff and crew, daily sanitising of aircraft and having hand sanitiser available for use. All guests are also encouraged to bring their own personal protective equipment.

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Fiji Airways Extends Flight Suspensions to end of June

8 May 2020 - Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has extended all international flight suspensions to the end of June, due to the prolonged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fiji Airways also expects to reduce its July scheduled services as the COVID-19 crisis continues to decimate travel demand. In March, Fiji Airways had announced suspension of international flights until 31st May.

Mr. Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO cautioned that even with tentative schedules for July, any resumption of flights would depend on the easing of border restrictions and return of demand.

“We totally understand measures placed by Governments to protect borders. While the near-term outlook remains bleak, we remain flexible and will be ready to launch services as soon as practical. The extension by a month is a difficult but necessary decision, given the uncertainty surrounding the June operating environment. Airlines around the world are adjusting schedules accordingly. We will continue to assess the situation and may reduce capacity further if required. The outlook remains bleak, and we are preparing for the worst while hoping for the best.”

Fiji Airways is contacting impacted guests regarding changes to their June bookings. Guests booked through travel agents and third parties will be contacted by their respective agencies.

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Fiji Link to Reinstate Domestic Services

28 April 2020 

Fiji Link, Fiji Airways’ subsidiary will reinstate its domestic services over the next week. The reinstatement follows the lifting of inter-island travel restrictions. The airline will restore services between Nadi and Suva to Taveuni and Savusavu with three flights a week, while Kadavu, Vanuabalavu, Cicia, Koro and Lakeba will have one weekly flight. Flight frequencies will be increased gradually if demand increases. Fiji Link is working with stakeholders in Rotuma regarding the resumptions of service there. 

Guests holding bookings for domestic flights during the flight suspension period for their particular flight sector are able to rebook themselves without reissue fee however fare difference will apply by calling Fiji Airways Reservations on 3304388 or 6720888. New bookings can also made by calling our Reservations or on Fiji Link’s website

As per current practice, Fiji Link team will practice social distancing seating on flights as much as practical. All other Fiji Link safety measures remain in place, including Personal Protective Equipment use by all staff and crew, daily sanitising of aircraft and having hand sanitiser available for use. All guests are also encouraged to bring their own personal protective equipment as well. 

Interim Fiji Link Domestic Schedule 

 

Between Nadi / Suva &

Day of Week

Labasa

Daily

Koro

Monday

Kadavu

Monday

Cicia

Tuesday

Taveuni

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Savusavu

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Vanuabalavu

Wednesday

Lakeba

Thursday

*Up to twice a day services between Nadi and Suva are already in place

**Schedules are subject to change

Closure of Lounge

19 March 2020

As an active response to the evolving Coronavirus situation, Fiji Airways wishes to advise of the temporary closure of its Fiji Airways Premier Lounge in Nadi effective from tonight until further notice.

Other affiliate lounges managed by other partner airlines accessed by Tabua Club members and Business Class guests may also face similar imminent closures.

We apologise for the inconvenience and sincerely appreciate your understanding during this time that is challenging for the whole world. 


Please visit the Fiji Airways Travel Alerts page for regular updates from the airline.

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Thank you for your support to date. We’re all under the same skies. Please stay safe and look after one another. When the world is ready to travel again, we will be here, ready to welcome you to our home.

For questions relating to bookings and travel during the COVID-19 crisis, please visit our FAQ page here: https://www.fijiairways.com/en-fj/flights-travel-credit-deferred-travel 

For Fiji Airways statements and press release, please visit our Media Centre page here: https://www.fijiairways.com/en-fj/about-fiji-airways/media-centre/ 

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