Fiji Is The New Gateway to Canada

NEWS 📰 Fiji Airways launches direct commercial flights to Vancouver from Fiji

Kiwis now have more connections to the popular long-haul destination of Canada, with the launch of Fiji Airways’ twice-weekly commercial flights direct from Fiji to Vancouver.

The inaugural flight was bid farewell from the Nadi International Airport on Friday 25th November, marking the commencement of Fiji Airways’ newest direct international service. The service touched down in Vancouver after 1pm local time on 25th November (after 8am 26th November AEDT).


From now, Fiji Airways will fly direct to and from Vancouver every Monday and Friday from Fiji. To connect to Fiji from New Zealand, Fiji Airways currently operates daily flights from Auckland to Nadi. The airline also operates up to twice weekly direct flights from Wellington and up to three weekly flights from Christchurch to Nadi, Fiji.

Fiji Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr Andre Viljoen is encouraging Kiwis to take advantage of the new twice-weekly flights to Canada to experience world-renowned Fijian hospitality on a long-haul service or to tag on a well-deserved break in Fiji before flying onto their destination.


“Our Five Star airline, and multi-award winning onboard experience, including meals, amenities and staff service offers the best value for money. With the holiday season fast approaching, the timing of our newest route could not be better. We can now connect Kiwis to Canada for the holiday season, and invite them to warm up in tropical Fiji with a convenient stopover holiday before returning to New Zealand well rested and relaxed.”

In the lead up to the launch of the flights, more and more Kiwis have been showing an interest in the new service, indicating that there is demand which Fiji Airways can tap into,” explained Viljoen. 


“As we continue to expand our network and launch new routes, we are creating more and more pathways for Kiwis to access popular travel destinations, cementing Fiji as a convenient connection or stopover destination to further afield,” added Viljoen. 


The new service with Fiji Airway’s widebody Airbus fleet also provides more capacity for cargo, enabling an increase in trade between Fiji and Canada, as well as other Pacific Island nations. Goods that used to take up to a week to reach Canada, or Fiji from Canada, can now be transported overnight, opening up new possibilities for agricultural and goods exports.


About Fiji Airways: Founded in 1951, Fiji Airways Group comprises of Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline and its subsidiaries: Fiji Link, its domestic and regional carrier, Pacific Call Comm Ltd, and a 38.75% stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island, Nadi. From its hubs at Nadi and Suva International Airports, Fiji Airways and Fiji Link serve 108 destinations in over 15 countries (including code-share). Destinations include Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Hong Kong (SAR China), Singapore, India, Japan, China, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. The Fiji Airways Group brings in 64 percent of all visitors who fly to Fiji, employs over 1000 employees, and earns revenues of over FJD$1 billion (USD $460m) pre-COVID. Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013. Visit for more information


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