PACIFIC Sun is expected to issue an update on the resumption of all its Labasa-bound flights today following an extensive inspection and analysis on the Waiqele Airport by a New Zealand Civil Engineering Company, Downer Limited last week.
However, flights to the airport will remain cancelled to allow Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) and other associate bodies to assess the proposed work carried out by Downer Ltd.
"While the delayed re-opening of Labasa continues to have a significant operational and financial impact on Pacific Sun, the airline regrettably advises customers that all flights from Suva and Nadi to Labasa are cancelled through Wednesday," Pacific Sun general manager Shaenaz Voss said.
"Like our customers, we are significantly disappointed with this delay in our ability to resume Labasa operations.
"But the safety of our customers, crew and our aircraft is an uncompromising priority."
She said they could not resume large commercial aircraft operations until the repaired runway met international safety and operations standards.
"We will continue to run supplementary services into Savusavu from Suva and Nadi until Labasa airport can resume ATR-42 and DH6 Otter operations," she said.
"However, due to reduced seating capacity on Twin Otter aircraft and daytime-only operations capability at Savusavu, all affected customers are requested to contact the airline's call centre on 3304388 to change or confirm travel arrangements."
AFL general manager Lawrence Liew yesterday said they were still waiting for the report from Downer Ltd.