In a ‘major milestone’ for Fiji Airways, the Fijian carrier has expanded its current partnership with Alaska Airlines by inking a new codeshare agreement which goes live next week.

This will see Fiji Airways and Alaska Airlines codeshare on flights from San Francisco to Seattle and Portland.

The codeshare flights will be available for sale from next Monday.

It’s not the fist tie up between the two airlines, as an existing program sees frequent flyer members of Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan program earn and redeem miles for travel on FJ flight numbers.

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Fiji Airways’ Managing Director and CEO Andre Viljoen described the codeshare agreement as “a major milestone for Fiji Airways” as the airline continues to grow its network and expand its footprint in the region.
Our expanded partnership offers guests on our SFO services excellent connections to both cities with a significant population of residents with Fijian roots,”

Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways’ managing director and CEO.

“We will now also be able to attract Seattle and Portland residents to our home – Fiji – which is one of the world’s most sought-after tourist destinations, as well as the South Pacific,” Viljoen said.
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At present, Fiji Airways operates directly from Nadi to San Francisco on Thursday and Sunday all year-round (with three flights a week in January, June, July, August and December).
Fiji Airways also flies daily between Nadi and Los Angeles, and three times a week between Nadi and Honolulu.
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The airline now has 11 codeshare agreements with partner airlines around the world.

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