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In the past it was possible to buy air passes for travel within the South Pacific. The terms and conditions varied from pass to pass, but the general idea was that you could work your way around several island nations provided that you met certain mileage requirements. It is worth keeping an eye out for such passes should they ever be reinstated as they offered good value to those wishing to explore the Pacific.
Currently the only flights between Fiji and its Pacific neighbours are Air Pacific (Fiji Airways) flights to Samoa, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, Hawaii, Tonga, Vanuatu and Kiribati.
Pacific island nations’ airlines that fly directly to Fiji are Air Vanuatu (from Port Vila, Vanuatu), Aircalin (from Noumea, New Caledonia), Solomon Airlines (from Honiara, Solomon islands) and Air Niugini (from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea).
The only direct flights to Fiji are from Seoul (South Korea) with Korean Air or with Air Pacific (Fiji Airways) from Hong Kong.
Most flights to/from Southeast Asia go via Australia or New Zealand.
Australia and Fiji are well connected. Qantas, Air Pacific (Fiji Airways), Virgin Australia and Jetstar all operate routes out of Australia and competition is cutthroat, making it possible to pick up bargain flights if you shop around and wait for specials. There are direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane to Fiji. The flight time is about four hours from Sydney and 4½ hours from Melbourne.
If you’re collecting air-miles on Qantas, read the fine print carefully, as code-sharing agreements mean that Air Pacific operates some Qantas flights.
Fiji is a possible stopover between the west coast of the US and Australia or New Zealand. Fares from the US vary greatly depending on the season and ticket restrictions. Air Pacific (Fiji Airways) flies direct from Fiji to Los Angeles and on to Vancouver thanks to a code-sharing agreement with Alaska Airlines. It also flies between Nadi and Hawaii, as does Qantas.
Fiji is about six/12 hours from Hawaii/west coast US.
Generally there is not much variation in airfares for departures from the main European cities, but sometimes deals can be had – particularly in London, the travel-discount capital of Europe.
Broadly speaking, when travelling from the UK or Europe you have two choices; to fly via either Honolulu or Los Angeles in the US where you can pick up a connecting Qantas or Air Pacific (Fiji Airways) flight, or via Hong Kong or Seoul in Asia and pick up a connecting Korea Air or Air Pacific flight. Another popular route is to buy a Qantas or Air Pacific (Fiji Airways) flight to either Australia or New Zealand with a stopover in Fiji.
As we went to print, Air Pacific – Fiji’s national carrier – was rebranding itself as Fiji Airways, and the airline information in this book may be subject to change.
Most visitors to Fiji arrive at Nadi International Airport (NAN), situated 9km north of central Nadi. Nausori Airport, about 23km northeast of Suva, is used for domestic flights by Pacific Sun and Air Pacific (Fiji Airways) and the odd flight to neighbouring South Pacific countries.
On arrival at Nadi International Airport a sea of smiling faces and guitar serenading will greet you. Most of these people represent local accommodation or the many travel agencies in the airport. The airport has an ANZ bank with currency exchange and ATM, an information desk, several travel agencies, airline offices and car-rental offices in the arrivals area, as well as a post office, a cafeteria, a restaurant, a duty-free shop, a newsagency and a luggage storage area. Luggage storage costs $3 to $6 per day with a surcharge for oversized items like surfboards.
Code-sharing arrangements mean that Qantas, United Airlines and Air New Zealand ticket holders are sometimes carried on Air Pacific (Fiji Airways) planes.
* High-season travel to Fiji is between April and October, as well as the peak Christmas and New Year period.
* Airfares peak between April and June, and in December and January.
* If you book well in advance it’s possible to escape the seasonal price variations.
* Fiji is a popular destination for Australian and New Zealand families; school holidays in these countries are considered high periods in Fiji.
Kiwis have three options: fly with Air Pacific (Fiji Airways) from either Auckland or Christchurch or fly with either Air New Zealand or Qantas out of Auckland.
Air New Zealand has at least one flight a day to Nadi. The flight time between Nadi and Auckland is three hours.