ALL flights to the Labasa Airport from August 31 to September 13 this year will be cancelled, according to Airports Fiji Limited.
This will be done as repair and upgrade works for the runway and fire station are expected to commence at the airport during the short span.
The government has allocated funds for the repair works.
"We understand the inconvenience as Labasa is a key airport in the north however, as safety is paramount, the priority lies in the maintenance of the runway," AFL general manager airports Lawrence Liew said in a statement.
"The runway requires an overlay and two weeks have been allocated for the work.
"It would normally take longer but we will work round-the-clock to minimise the inconvenience to the travelling public," he said.
The work program includes substrate improvement, the runway overlay, drainage and the fire station extension.
Pacific Sun's manager Shaenaz Voss said the airline would cease flights into Labasa for the August 31 to September 13 period.
But, she said, they would provide their services twice a day from the Savusavu Airport to relieve some of the pressure from the closure of the Labasa Airport.
Mr Liew has apologised to all of those who may be inconvenienced because of the temporary closure.