Qantas caught the happy bug & is sharing it with the world by resuming flights to the happiest place on Earth, Fiji, over the weekend.

The carrier’s first flight to Fiji in almost 20 years took off over the weekend, and as expected, everyone on board was brimming with cheer.

The airline’s Boeing 737 launched the new direct Sydney-Nadi service, that’ll fly four times weekly to meet a growing demand for premium travel options to the South Pacific destination.

As part of the premium offer, Qantas guests receive checked baggage allowance, inflight entertainment, food and drinks as part of the fare and options to upgrade to Business Class.

Qantas’ International Chief Executive Alison Webster said that she believes the increase in premium demand to be a result of the growth in new and refurbished luxury properties across Fiji.

“We’ve had a fantastic response from travellers, with strong demand for the direct flights particularly around the peak school holiday periods.”

Alison Webster, Qantas International Chief Executive 

In addition to a “fantastic response” to flights, Qantas’ return to the city has also prompted a boost in bookings for 5-star accommodation.

“Since we went on sale in January, we’ve seen a sharp increase in the number of five-star Fiji hotel bookings made online through Qantas Hotels,” she added.

The flights add to Jetstar’s direct services, which also operate four times per week and will see the Qantas Group offer customers more than 75,000 seats on the route annually and the choice to fly to the popular holiday destination six days a week.


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