Fiji Link launches Samoa service

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Fiji Link will operate the new route using its brand new ATR72-600
Fiji Link will operate the new route using its brand new ATR72-600

Fiji Link, the newly-rebranded regional airline, has launched a new route to Samoa.

Services between Fiji’s capital Suva and the Samoan capital Apia commenced today (Monday 16 June 2014) and will now operate twice a week using the airline’s brand new ATR72-600 aircraft.

The former Pacific Sun airline was renamed Fiji Link earlier this month, following the delivery of the new aircraft.

“We’re delighted to be able to introduce the new and direct services between the two Pacific capitals,” said Stefan Pichler, group managing director & CEO of Fiji Airways.

“This will greatly benefit tertiary students studying the university campuses in Suva and Apia, as well as the business community in Samoa as well as in Fiji. It is our aim to develop Suva as a key business hub in the region, and increase travel and trade in the South Pacific.”

The new twice weekly services depart Suva every Monday and Friday, with the return leg leaving Apia on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Flights last approximately 2.5 hours. The new route complements the airline’s existing four weekly flights between Nadi and Apia, meaning Fiji Airways and Fiji Link now offer a total six weekly flights between Fiji and Samoa. The Nadi-Apia service continues on to Hawaii.

“Our five-year master plan highlights our commitment and underscores our desire to remain the leading network airline in the region. We are targeting growing our capacity in this region by almost 87%, and the Suva-Apia services are a key part of that plan,” Pichler added.
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