Fiji Airways has announced New Caledonia’s capital, Noumea as its newest international destination.
Fiji has an existing Air Service Agreement (ASA) which allows the national airline to provide services in French territories.
Managing director and chief executive Andre Viljoen said based on this agreement, they were able to negotiate with counterparts in New Caledonia and select a date for the commencement of services between Nadi and Noumea.
“We at Fiji Airways are very excited about the prospects of this new route. The first flight to La Tontouta International Airport in Noumea will be on Thursday 30th November and starting 7th December, the national carrier will fly twice weekly, every Monday and Thursday.”
He said Fiji Airways is the perfect hub for guests out of New Caledonia, providing a comprehensive network of onward connections to North America, Asia, as well as other Pacific Island countries.
“Noumea is the third new market added to our network since international borders opened in December 2021.”
“We have adopted a robust growth plan with ongoing efforts to add more routes to the network. This is part of our strategic plan to increase revenue and ensure the long term sustainability of the airline.”
“Furthermore, thanks to our codeshare partners, we can connect New Caledonians to more than 100 destinations around the world. At Fiji Airways, we have consistently strived to expand our regional services because we see ourselves connecting not just Fiji – but the Pacific to the rest of the world,” added Viljoen.
With the introduction of these new services, Fiji Airways will be flying directly to 26 destinations around the world.