Adelaide will become the fourth Australian city to receive non-stop air links to Australia’s favourite South Pacific island when Fiji Airways’ direct Nadi service takes off today.

FJ961 is expected to touch down in Adelaide from Nadi tonight at 8.30pm where the return flight, FJ960, will carry its first load of passengers from Adelaide to Nadi.

The year-round service will run twice weekly on Fridays and Mondays on the carrier’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft, giving travellers access to eight Business Class seats featuring 18-inch recline and a 48-inch pitch as well as 156 Economy Class with a 32-inch pitch and six-inch recline.

Fiji Airways aircraft

Fiji Airways’ Chief Executive & Managing Director, Andre Viljoen, described the launch as an “exciting day” as it marks the carrier’s expansion in Australia in over a decade.

“We are thrilled to now have a connection with South Australia.”

Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Chief Executive & Managing Director

Fiji Airways 737 Business Class

Viljoen said he expects the route to be utilised by tourists as well as Adelaideans with family and friends in Fiji. It is also likely to be popular among holidaymakers flying to the United States who’d prefer a stopover in Nadi before travelling onward to San Francisco, Los Angeles or Honolulu.

“Fiji has always been a hugely popular destination with South Australian travellers, and Fiji Airways’ new link now makes it even more attractive.”

Mark Young, Adelaide Airport Managing Director

Fiji Airways Economy Class

To celebrate the launch of the new route, Fiji Airways is offering special fares starting at $588 for a return Economy ticket. The fare includes checked baggage, meals and refreshments.

Click here for more information.

Adelaide is the carrier’s fourth Australian city after Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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