Services to increase to three flights per week from the South
It will be even easier to fly between Christchurch and Fiji from
early January, when Fiji Airways adds a third permanent
The Fiji national carrier already operates two-weekly services
between Christchurch and Nadi, and has confirmed a third service
starting 3rd January, reinforcing Fiji Airways'
position as the only airline to fly to Fiji all year-round.
Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO says New
Zealand is a key growth market for Fiji Airways.
"Adding the third flight will increase capacity between
Christchurch and Nadi by a further 336 available seats per
"The additional flight reflects the strength of the local market
and will give South Islanders even more travel options to Fiji and
beyond on Fiji Airways," Mr. Viljoen said.
Christchurch Airport Chief Commercial and Aeronautical Officer,
Justin Watson, says the number of passengers flying from
Christchurch to Fiji grew by 47% last financial year.
"Fiji's on-going popularity with South Islanders wanting to
relax in the sun encouraged the airline to add the third service,"
"Another attraction for local travellers flying on Fiji Airways
is the connection via Nadi to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hong
Kong from Christchurch. The combination of action-packed time in
America and relaxation in Fiji is certainly proving popular with
many South Islanders.
"The flight times are good too. Flights to Fiji will depart
Christchurch at 3.35pm and arrive into Nadi International Airport
at 6.35pm. Departures from Fiji are at 9.30am and arrive
into Christchurch at 2.35pm."
The additional flights are on sale now, with options in both
Business and Economy class on the B737-800 aircraft.
Schedule for the first service on 5th Jan:
Please note, both Fiji and NZ on DST 5th and 12th Jan.
Arrival | Days of
Oper.| Aircraft |
FJ451 | NAN | CHC
| 9:30AM | 1:35PM | Tue, Thu, Sat |
FJ450| CHC |
NAN | 2:35PM |
6:35PM| Tue, Thu, Sat | Boeing 737-800
Schedule from 17th Jan onwards:
Please note, NZ on DST, Fiji off DST
Dept | Arrival
| Days of Oper.| Aircraft |
FJ451 | NAN |
CHC | 9:30AM| 2:35PM | Tue,
Thu, Sat | Boeing 737-800
FJ450 | CHC |
NAN | 3:35PM| 6:35PM |
Tue, Thur, Sat | Boeing 737-800