Fiji Airways Extends Suspension of
Fiji Airways has extended its suspension of
international flights until the end of August, at the earliest.
The continued cancellations are due to
prolonged border closures and travel restrictions as a consequence
of the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic.
“The cancellation of August services allows us to
prepare and position a new updated international schedule for
deployment as soon as practical. Whether this will be in August
remains to be seen. However, we are encouraged by the recent move
to ‘Phase 2’ for Fiji in its response to COVID19, as well as a
travel framework which allows for the creation of specific ‘air
corridors’ with certain countries,” said Mr. Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director
and CEO. “One such corridor under the framework is the Bula
Bubble with our traditional markets - Australia and New Zealand.
This framework provides a clear path forward for the two countries
to seriously consider opening borders to Fiji, thereby stimulating
Airways’ freighter flights and Fiji Link domestic services
continue to operate.