Fiji Airways international flights cancelled until end of July

Fiji Airways aircraft at Nadi International Airport. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

Fiji Airways has cancelled all its international scheduled flights through to the end of July.

Fiji Airways CEO and managing director Andre Viljoen said the cancellations were due to prolonged border closures and travel restrictions as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Andre Viljoen said given there was still “next to no demand” for international air travel in the region, the airline had been forced to cancel its July schedules with further reductions expected in August.

“Most of our international fleet remains in storage, except for aircraft utilised for freighter services. These services are keeping vital supply lines open between Fiji and its key trading partners.

“Border restrictions will need to ease in order for travel demand to return and international services to resume.”

Mr Viljoen said the airline’s contacting guests booked to travel in July.

But he said passengers booked through travel agents and third parties would be contacted by those parties.

Earlier this month, Fiji Airways said it had cancelled its June international services, but some domestic services would continue.

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