Fiji Airways launch inaugural direct Japan flight

The Fiji Airways inaugural Nadi-Japan flight crew. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Fiji Airways direct flight to Japan was launched today at the Nadi International Airport.

According to a statement issued by Fiji’s national airline, an inaugural ceremony was held in celebration of the launch of the new direct route at the airport’s departure gate where passengers were given a taste of Japan with a sushi and green tea station.

On board, each passenger received commemorative gifts and a special inaugural flight dining experience.

Fiji Airways managing director and CEO Andre Viljoen said the three times-weekly flights made Fiji and the South Pacific more accessible to Japanese tourists than ever before.

“Additionally, this direct flight also provides a great opportunity for Fijians to be able to travel to Japan with the ease and comfort of their national airline to witness two major sporting events that was of great interest to many Fijians; the Rugby World Cup in 2019, and the Summer Olympics in 2020,” Mr Viljoen said.

Fiji Airways Nadi to Narita flights will operate with the code FJ351 with a flight time of nine hours and five minutes.

The Narita to Nadi flight will operate with code FJ350 and a flight time of eight hours and 40 minutes.

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