COVID-19: Fiji Airways operate chartered flight for LDS missionaries

The Fiji Airways plane on the tarmac in Salt Lake City, USA. Picture: SUPPLIED

Fiji Airways has flown a charter flight from Nadi to Salt Lake City in the US.

The plane was hired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Missionaries serving in the South Pacific were on the flight to Salt Lake City.

These missionaries had flown in from Tonga, Kiribati and Marshal Islands to be on the flight back home.

Fiji Airways CEO and managing director Andre Viljoen confirmed the private charter flight to Salt Lake City, departing Nadi last night.

“The aircraft will return via Los Angeles with freight only. Fiji Airways continues to work through the logistics and approvals required for evacuation flights to/from the United States and other countries to allow citizens to return home,” Mr Viljoen said in a statement.

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