A TEAM from the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji and Airports Fiji Limited will be heading to China to draw up a plan for better flight routes in Fiji's airspace.
This was confirmed by CAAF acting general manager Isei Tudreu.
Mr Tudreu said the trip was all part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions by local and international flights.
"We have a team from AFL and CAAF that is going to China for this very purpose," he said.
"We are sending this team to draw up better routes, better approaches, better departures for all of our flights to all the airports in the country.
"These will include all international and domestic flights so that any flight that flies in our airspace will maximise fuel burn."
He added Fiji had not been fully recognised for its efforts in reducing carbon emission in the aviation industry.
"We have been carrying out these services for many years but have not been fully recognised for what we do.
"For example, an aircraft that flies from Los Angeles to Sydney, for four hours they fly in Fiji's airspace and in that time when they enter our airspace, Fiji through Airports Fiji Limited has the capability to engage with the flights and align them with the best weather patterns and also help them track their flight path and assist them to get to their destination through the shortest and safest route."
He said this was referred to as the Dynamic Airborne Route Planning System.
"All these high flyers are flying into Fiji's airspace and are able to get the latest information that they need to fly the best routes so that they could, at the same time, get the maximum flight efficiency."