INTER Island Airways, a new entry into the domestic carrier market, has announced plans to launch its services in late November or early December this year.
No reason has been given for the delayed start of operations.
The carrier had initially planned to start services in the middle of this month but, according to the airline's website, first flights are planned for Nadi and Suva to Labasa, Savusavu, Taveuni, Kadavu and Rotuma towards the end of the year.
The airline also says it intends to interconnect operations and flights with its sister company in American Samoa to form a regional network of interconnecting island routes currently not served or under-served that have business and travel potential.
Inter Island also revealed plans to improve aviation infrastructure in the country with parent company Aviana Airways looking at constructing a new aircraft hangar and support facilities at Nausori, the planned base for operations.
"This will stimulate growth and business opportunities in the Nausori-Suva area," the airline said.
"This includes a fixed base operation facility to service additional aircraft including corporate, private and charter services that are bound to increase air traffic into Nausori Airport. This in turn will create new jobs and spurn new supporting businesses that will add to Fiji's growing economy."
Inter Island Airways Fiji Limited was granted approval to provide scheduled domestic air services by the Fiji Air Transport Licensing Board in August last year.
The airline said it hoped to receive an Air Operators Certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji by the end of next month.