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Fiji Airways and Alaska Airlines expand partnership

Timoci Vula
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Update: 5:10PM FIJI'S national airline Fiji Airways and Alaska Airlines have expanded its existing partnership by signing a codeshare agreement on flights from San Francisco to two popular US cities.

The codeshare agreement enables Fiji Airways to place its 'FJ' code on Alaska Airlines' flights from SFO to Seattle (SEA) and Portland (PDX).

It is envisaged that this partnership would offer Fiji Airways guests seamless connections to those cities via San Francisco, and vice-versa for Alaska Airlines' guests. 

The codeshare flights went on sale from March 5, 2018.

Fiji Airways managing director and CEO Andre Viljoen said the airline was delighted to grow its relationship with Alaska Airlines, a key partner in the North American market. 

"This codeshare agreement is a major milestone for Fiji Airways as we continue to grow our network and expand our footprint in the region," Mr Viljoen said in a statement. 

"Our expanded partnership offers guests on our SFO services excellent connections to both cities with a significant population of residents with Fijian roots. We will now also be able to attract Seattle and Portland residents to our home - Fiji - which is one of the world's most sought-after tourist destinations, as well as the South Pacific."

Alaska Airlines managing director of alliances Charles Breer says Fiji Airways is a fantastic partner of Alaska Airlines, so they were thrilled to enhance that partnership and provide a hassle-free journey for people connecting to Seattle and Portland.

"We look forward to welcoming Fiji Airways travelers with genuine, caring service, just as Fiji Airways provides a premium experience for our loyal customers," Mr Breer said.

Fiji Airways operates directly from Nadi (Fiji) to San Francisco on Thursday and Sunday all year-round (with three flights a week in January, June, July, August, and December). Fiji Airways also flies daily between Nadi and Los Angeles, and three times a week between Nadi and Honolulu. The airline now has 11 codeshare agreements with partner airlines around the world.

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