Fiji Airways is giving Australians (especially rugby fans) a relaxing, cocktail-sipping & sun-baking route into The Land of the Rising Sun through new direct Nadi-Narita  flights.

Arriving in July 2018, the new three times weekly service was announced to tackle an anticipated growth in tourism to Japan prompted by three major sporting events in 2019, 2020 and 2021, including the Rugby World Cup and the Olympic Games.

Flights will depart on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday on the airline’s A330-200 aircraft, and according to management, will be timed for convenient connections. In turn, services will also make Fiji’s 333 islands easily accessible to the 13.4 million culturally curious Japanese resident who travel annually.


“This opens a direct gateway between Fiji and the most populated metropolitan area in the world, and we expect the impact to go far beyond attracting more tourism to our shores.”

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fijian Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Civil Aviation

Fiji Airways aircraft

For Aussies, the upcoming service will mean more choice for travel to the Land of the Rising Sun, such as taking off from an Australian city serviced by Fiji Airways and flying to Narita via Nadia or flying direct with All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Qantas.

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Would you be up for a trip to Japan via Fiji?