Bula Vava’u: Fiji Airways announces flights to Vava’u, Tonga

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NADI, Fiji – Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has announced plans to commence twice-weekly flights to Vava’u, Tonga through its hub in Nadi, Fiji starting April 2, 2016.

Fiji Airways’ Managing Director and CEO, Andre Viljoen stated, “The new route offers a seamless addition to Fiji Airways’ South Pacific network. The Tongan culture is guided by values that are rooted in family and respect; visitors are treated more like family than tourists. This ethos is aligned with Fiji Airways’ mission – just as we welcome you to our home when you step on board, Tongans welcome you to their tropical paradise when you arrive.”

Vava’u is located 568 miles southeast of Nadi, Fiji. This northern region of Tonga has more than 60 islands surrounded by coral gardens, remote beaches, and breathtaking lagoons. A tropical playground with pristine turquoise waters awaits visitors year-round that seek snorkeling, kayaking, off-road trekking, kite surfing, sailing, diving, and big game fishing adventures. But the island’s most fascinating attraction is whale watching. From June to November, visitors can observe, and even swim with the Humpback whales that have returned to care for their young in Tonga’s warm waters.

The new flight schedule offers easy connectivity from Fiji Airways’ international gateways, with especially short connectivity for North American travellers connecting through Nadi, Fiji. These new flights also offer convenience for former Vava’u residents now living in the United States to return home.

Los Angeles & Honolulu to Nadi, Fiji Flight Schedule:

Flight Number Origin Destination Departure Time (local) Arrival Time (local) Day of Week Operation Aircraft Type

FJ 811 Los Angeles Nadi 10:30pm 6:00am (+ 2 days) Daily Airbus A330-200
FJ 852 Honolulu Nadi 2:50pm 7:35pm (+ 1 day) Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays Boeing 737-800
FJ 871* San Francisco Nadi 11:00pm 5:00am (+ 2 days) Thursdays, Sundays Airbus A330-200

*Seasonal direct flights start June 16, 2016

Vava’u Tonga Flight Schedule, Effective 2 April 2016:

Flight Number Origin Destination Departure Time (local) Arrival Time (local) Day of Week Operation Aircraft Type

FJ 275 Nadi Vava’u 8:00am 11:10am Saturdays, Wednesdays ATR 72-600
FJ 274 Vava’u Nadi 4:00pm 5:20pm Saturdays, Wednesdays ATR 72-600

*Schedules are subject to change.