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FJ$70M upgrade for Nadi airport: Attorney General

The Fijian Government will invest approximately FJ$100 million into the upgrading of its international airport at Nadi over the next two years, as part of the island nation’s broader infrastructure improvement program.

Announced by Fijian Attorney General and Minister For Tourism, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the welcoming ceremony for the Fijian Tourism Expo this morning, the capital works will “position Fiji well for the future” by modernising and expanding its primary international entry point to the archipelago.

Due to commence immediately upon appointment of a main contractor, works will include expansion of departures and arrivals, including raising of the roof, increases in floor space and addition of more retail and leisure environments.  Upon commencement, works are expected to take 12-18 months.

“The plans have already been drawn up, adding more light and air, and creating a more modern international airport,” the Attorney General said.

Also announced was a road expansion program which will see the road out of Nadi Airport widened by two extra lanes, commencing in July.  More than FJ$400M a year has been invested in improving Fijian roads over the past two years.

Attorney General Sayed-Khaiyum called on the buyers and industry representatives attending the inaugural Fijian Tourism Expo to provide their candid assessments of the arrival experience with customs and security and suggestions on what Fiji could do to improve that experience.

“We encourage and welcome your suggestions.  We know we don’t have all the answers to everything, and appreciate your expert advice.”

FTE news bites

Suva-Sydney, Suva-Apia for FJ

National carrier, Fiji Airways launches its direct Sydney and Apia flights from the Fiji capital this month, serviced by the airline’s new ATR 72 aircraft.  According to the airline, the new twice-weekly services to both destinations will build on existing capacity to Fiji from two of the destination’s top tourism source markets, Australia and Samoa.

The introduction of FJ’s new Suva services will be particularly attractive to residents, former residents and business travellers who, by bypassing Nadi, will save considerable time on trips to the capital.

www.fijiairways.com

New villas for Lalati

Beqa Island’s Lalati Resort & Spa has added seven new premium honeymoon villas to its collection of private cottages and bungalows.  Each are tucked into tropical gardens and offer water views, outdoor stone showers in addition to indoor bathrooms, and private gazebos overlooking the bay.

www.lalatifiji.com

New owners, helicopters for PIA

The owner of NZ’s largest air Emergency Medical Service provider, Garden City Helicopters, John Currie has purchased Pacific Island Air and added a new twin engine squirrel helicopter to its fleet.

Now in its 14 year, Pacific Island Air is one of the largest private aviation companies in Fiji.  It operates four fixed wing aircraft and, with the arrival of its newest aircraft, three helicopters for scenic flights, day trips and resort transfers.

www.pacificislandair.com

FTE news bites

Suva-Sydney, Suva-Apia for FJ

National carrier, Fiji Airways launches its direct Sydney and Apia flights from the Fiji capital this month, serviced by the airline’s new ATR 72 aircraft.  According to the airline, the new twice-weekly services to both destinations will build on existing capacity to Fiji from two of the destination’s top tourism source markets, Australia and Samoa.

The introduction of FJ’s new Suva services will be particularly attractive to residents, former residents and business travellers who, by bypassing Nadi, will save considerable time on trips to the capital.

www.fijiairways.com

New villas for Lalati

Beqa Island’s Lalati Resort & Spa has added seven new premium honeymoon villas to its collection of private cottages and bungalows.  Each are tucked into tropical gardens and offer water views, outdoor stone showers in addition to indoor bathrooms, and private gazebos overlooking the bay.

www.lalatifiji.com

New owners, helicopters for PIA

The owner of NZ’s largest air Emergency Medical Service provider, Garden City Helicopters, John Currie has purchased Pacific Island Air and added a new twin engine squirrel helicopter to its fleet.

Now in its 14 year, Pacific Island Air is one of the largest private aviation companies in Fiji.  It operates four fixed wing aircraft and, with the arrival of its newest aircraft, three helicopters for scenic flights, day trips and resort transfers.

www.pacificislandair.com

FTE news bites

Suva-Sydney, Suva-Apia for FJ

National carrier, Fiji Airways launches its direct Sydney and Apia flights from the Fiji capital this month, serviced by the airline’s new ATR 72 aircraft.  According to the airline, the new twice-weekly services to both destinations will build on existing capacity to Fiji from two of the destination’s top tourism source markets, Australia and Samoa.

The introduction of FJ’s new Suva services will be particularly attractive to residents, former residents and business travellers who, by bypassing Nadi, will save considerable time on trips to the capital.

www.fijiairways.com

Tourism Fiji CEO Rick Hamilton

Tourism Fiji CEO Rick Hamilton

New villas for Lalati

Beqa Island’s Lalati Resort & Spa has added seven new premium honeymoon villas to its collection of private cottages and bungalows.  Each are tucked into tropical gardens and offer water views, outdoor stone showers in addition to indoor bathrooms, and private gazebos overlooking the bay.

www.lalatifiji.com

Tourism Fiji CEO Rick Hamilton

Tourism Fiji CEO Rick Hamilton

New owners, helicopters for PIA

The owner of NZ’s largest air Emergency Medical Service provider, Garden City Helicopters, John Currie has purchased Pacific Island Air and added a new twin engine squirrel helicopter to its fleet.

Now in its 14 year, Pacific Island Air is one of the largest private aviation companies in Fiji.  It operates four fixed wing aircraft and, with the arrival of its newest aircraft, three helicopters for scenic flights, day trips and resort transfers.

www.pacificislandair.com

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