Fiji Time: 5:31 PM on Sunday 31 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

$3m for two new aircraft

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Update: 9:13AM THE Northern Air Services recently spent about $3million for the purchase of two Bandeirantes aircraft in a bid to improve air services to islands outside Viti Levu.

Confirming this, company owner Rainjesh San said one of the aircraft was already in the country with the second expected in by the end of the month.

Mr San said the inclusion of the aircrafts to the North air routes would be of great advantage to the travelling population in the North.

"Our fare package from Labasa to Suva has already been announced and it is $130 one way and we know that other airline companies are going to also decrease their air fares so that they can maintain their grip on the air travel package," he said.

"I reiterate to the people of the Northern Division that we need their support to improve air services to the North.

"Otherwise, we will have no choice but to cease operations to the North and flight costs will have to remain as it was at $260 one way from Labasa to Suva."

Mr San said the important issue was that people needed to be aware that there was a need to end the monopoly on the cost of fare services to the North, and they needed to support the initiative by the Northern Air Services.

"We will definitely increase flights from Suva to our island destinations based on the demand. We are going to try and extend from Nadi to the Northern Division as well.

"Another new local destination that we are thinking of is Rotuma."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64150.6225
JPY 51.982948.9829
GBP 0.36900.3610
EUR 0.44000.4280
NZD 0.69550.6625
AUD 0.65310.6281
USD 0.48960.4726

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Early morning tragedy claims a life, another hospitalised
  2. Four jump from moving bus
  3. Couple retires after 70 years
  4. QVS teams dominate Deans Trophy semi-final clashes
  5. Early morning body discovery
  6. $700m bill
  7. Giteau, Fijian duo in Wallabies squad
  8. Long wait finally over
  9. Akbar: Cards on hold
  10. Westerners dominate

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  2. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  3. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Mum rises above limits Wednesday (27 Jul)
  5. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  6. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)
  7. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  8. Alarm over 'illegal' property purchases Tuesday (26 Jul)
  9. Chilling out in Chile Thursday (28 Jul)
  10. Family legacy lives on Monday (25 Jul)