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YVR welcomes Fiji Airways’ inaugural flight from Nadi, marking the airlines’ first Canadian destination

Today, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) welcomed Fiji Airways’ inaugural flight from Nadi International Airport (NAN). The twice weekly, nonstop flight from Nadi, Fiji, marks the airline’s entrance to the Canadian market.

“We are thrilled to welcome Fiji Airways to YVR and are proud to make Vancouver the airline’s first Canadian destination in its growing network,” said Mike McNaney, Vice President & Chief External Affairs Officer at Vancouver Airport Authority. “The new nonstop service to Fiji is an important connection between our two regions, directly benefiting our community and the economy that supports it.”

Fiji Airways’ new year-round service will generate approximately $7.5 million in combined Gross Domestic Product, $12.2 million in tourism dollars and an additional 86 jobs at YVR and across B.C.’s hotel, restaurants and tourist attractions.

Fiji Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Andre Viljoen is encouraging Canadians to take advantage of these twice-weekly flights to enjoy the world-renowned Fijian hospitality.

“Our Five Star airline, and multi-award-winning onboard experience, including meals, amenities and staff service offer the best value for money. With Canada well into winter and travellers eagerly looking for warm tropical paradise, the timing of our newest route could not be better. There is no other choice than Fiji. You don’t have to take my word for it, you will be convinced the moment you step onboard.”

An Airbus 330-200 aircraft will operate the route, with seat capacity for 273 passengers. The airline’s extra widebody Airbus also provides more capacity for cargo, enabling an increase in trade between Fiji and Canada as well as other Pacific Island nations looking for new trade opportunities.

For more information about Fiji Airways and its entry into the Canadian market, please visit: https://www.fijiairways.com/en-ca/

ABOUT YVR
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a diverse global hub that connects people, cargo, data, and ideas and serves as a platform for our community to come together and thrive. We are motivated by supporting regional economic development and making a positive difference in the lives of British Columbians. We do this with a focus on serving our passengers, partners, workers, and community through digital modernization, climate leadership, reconciliation, and financial sustainability.
For media queries please contact:

YVR Media Relations
604-880-9815
[email protected]

ABOUT FIJI AIRWAYS

Founded in 1951, Fiji Airways Group comprises of Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline and its subsidiaries: Fiji Link, its domestic and regional carrier, Pacific Call Comm Ltd, and a 38.75% stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island, Nadi. From its hubs at Nadi and Suva International Airports, Fiji Airways and Fiji Link serve 108 destinations in over 15 countries (including code-share). Destinations include Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Hong Kong (SAR China), Singapore, India, Japan, China, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. The Fiji Airways Group brings in 64 percent of all visitors who fly to Fiji, employs over 1000 employees, and earns revenues of over FJD$1 billion (USD $460m) pre-COVID. Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013. Visit www.fijiairways.com for more information

For media queries please contact:
Edwin Nand | Manager Corporate Communications
Fiji Airways | Nadi, Fiji
Cell: +679 9988083 | [email protected]

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