Fiji Airways, formerly known as Air Pacific, is the national flag carrier of Fiji. The airline operates over 400 flights a week, domestic and international, to 10 countries and 17 cities around the Pacific Ocean, including Hong Kong, Oceania, and the United States. Fiji Airways is based in Nadi and almost two-thirds of its countrys visitors are transported by them each year.Although the origins of Fiji Airlines dates back to Katafaga Estates, formed in 1947, the airline operated its very first commercial flight in 1951. Following their aquisition by Qantas in 1958, Katafaga Estates was reestablished as a regional airline and renamed Air Pacific. The airline announced it would reintroduce the name Fiji Airways in 2012, to emphasize its role as the national airline of Fiji. The airlines ownsership is split with, 52% owned by the Fiji government and 46% by Qantas. The remainder is owned by the governments of several Pacific island nations.Fiji Airways has over six decades of experience flying to Fiji and continue to successfully contribute to both getting visitors around and to Fiji as well as the economy. For an airline that was started by an acclaimed air navigator, inventor, airline manager, plantation baron and legislator, known as Harold George Gatty, Fiji Airways has grown and developed a strong position within the region, now often ranked among the region’s top carriers.
Fiji Airways cabin luggage information
Depending on your flight ticket the hand luggage allowance can vary, but generally includes one piece of carry on luggage.
If travelling in economy the maximum weight allowance is 7 Kg (15 lbs) with dimensions of 55x40x23cm
If travelling with a business class ticket, the maximum weight is still 7 Kg (15 lbs) and dimensions of 56x45x25cm, but you are allowed 2 pieces of luggage.
For international flights, except to/from USA/Canada, economy tickets include 1 item of checked luggage weighing a maximum of 23 kg (50 lbs).
If travelling with a business ticket, the maximum weight is 30 kg (66 lbs). The dimensions must not exceed 158cm (62in).
Domestic economy flight tickets includes one piece of luggage weighing a maximum 15 kg (33lbs).
Connecting flights & Stop-over flights - Piece policy applies to baggage allowance where origin or final destination is Los Angeles, Honolulu or Vancouver.
News about Fiji Airways
Fiji Airways and South Pacific’s Air Vanuatu on 29th March 2015 began a reciprocal codeshare partnership, which sees NF and Fiji Airways code being placed on flights between Fiji and Vanuatu.
Between August and October 2015 Fiji Airways introduces 4th weekly operation on the Nadi – Hong Kong route, which operates on Tuesdays. This new Tuesdays service will run from August 4th to 25th August and from 22nd to 6th October 2015.
Travellers heading to the South Pacific will now have new options. Fiji Airways and Etihad have signed an interline agreement which is effective immediately and they say it is only a starting point. The press release stated that, “This agreement will allow reciprocal sales from and to 12 cities in Europe, 17 cities in the Middle East, five cities in Africa, five cities in North America, 29 cities in Asia and three cities in Australia to and from Fiji."Getting to the South Pacific has bascially just got easier for travellers.
Check in Information
It is recommended that passengers allow ample time for check-in at the airport, particularly during holidays and peak travel periods when airports can be particularly busy.
For international flights we recommend that passengers check-in up to 3 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time. Check-in for all international flights closes 1 hour prior to scheduled departure time.
Domestic Fiji flights however allow for check in from up to 90 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time. Fiji Link check-in closes 30 minutes before flight departure.
Please note that it is possibile, particularly during the peak travel periods, that security and immigrations check points at the airport may require considerable time to clear. Be sure therefore that once you have checked in, you proceed immediately through security to the gate for boarding. Failure to check-in prior to the flight closure time may result in you being denied boarding and forfeiting all monies paid.