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Cargo deal

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FIJI Airways has announced new cargo agreements with five airlines, which will provide new opportunities for export and boost Fiji's profile as a cargo hub of the region.

The agreements with Korean Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines open up freight markets to Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US.

"We're always on the lookout for new partnerships which enhance our network and position Fiji Airways and put Fiji as a great country on the map of international aviation business," said managing director and CEO Stefan Pichler

"I'm pleased that we were able to sign up those new interline deals, as they open up export opportunities for Fijian exporters, and also provide further Fiji businesses new opportunities for importing products."

He said the national carrier would provide the airlines cargo feeds from 34 flights and, in return, would be able to link up with 47 international flights.

"Our freight customers will be able to ship cargo to new destinations like Beijing, for instance, through Hong Kong Airlines.

"The Etihad Airways arrangement will complement our cargo interline deal with Emirates, expanding our reach in the Middle East and Europe.

"We're giving further cargo capacity to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines through Auckland and Sydney.

"And Fijian businesses are now able to import products from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

"In addition to this, we are also strengthening relationships with local freight agents. This is a major area of focus for our freight department. And as we are, by design, limited to grow cargo capacity ourselves, we continue to look for ways to enhance business opportunities for our cargo partners."





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