Fiji Airways has confirmed that a fourth service to Hong Kong will begin on October 1, 2023, just over a month after flights resumed.
On April 1, the National Airline resumed two direct flights between Nadi and Hong Kong, with a third service beginning in August.
According to Mr. Andre Viljoen, the company’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, demand on the route has quickly increased, allowing the airline to fly four flights each week beginning in October.
“Hong Kong has traditionally been a strong link for us as the main gateway into China. We are pleased with how well this market has picked up in a short amount of time. With these flights, Fiji Airways is able to carry goods between Fiji and China, improving trade and economic activity.”
“Our forward bookings for Hong Kong for the next six months are 15 percent ahead of 2019. Based on this, the National Airline is confident that a fourth service will also do well.”
Fiji Airways had five flights a week to and from Hong Kong prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, and Mr. Viljoen says the carrier is dedicated to returning to pre-COVID levels.
“We have to put in the hard yards and rebuild connections in Hong Kong and China and capture the attention of customers. Recently, we held a roadshow in China visiting key locations and engaging with trade and media partners. I am confident that a fifth service is possible when the time is right.
Nadi-Hong Kong flights are now scheduled every Monday and Thursday. Saturday flights will be added beginning in August, with Sunday flights beginning in October.
[Source: Fiji Airways Press Release]