Fiji Airways and Air Vanuatu have inked a codeshare deal, which will now see the carriers operate seven flights a week between their countries.
Further extending their respective networks, the new agreement will offer fliers codeshare access on flights to and from Vanuatu capital, Port Vila as well as interlining capability from both airlines' gateway points.
Allowing customers to purchase flights through channels on both carriers, the deal will see Fiji Airways place its “FJ” code on Air Vanuatu services from Port Vila to Suva and Nadi, and Air Vanuatu place its “NF” code on Fiji Airways services from Nadi and Suva to Port Vila.
Fiji Airways board director Stefan Pichler said the new deal “further strengthens the ties between the Melanesian neighbours”.
“This new code-share agreement between the two airlines will ensure greater cooperation, coordination, and ultimately better opportunities for travel between Fiji and Vanuatu,” he remarked.
“Our customers can now enjoy better access to popular Vanuatu destinations like Port Vila and Santo with the convenience of a single booking.”
Meanwhile, Air Vanuatu CEO Joseph Laloyer said the deal meant there would be more opportunities for overseas holidaymakers to visit Vanuatu, “with smooth connections from Asia and North America”.
Under the FJ-NF arrangement, codeshare passengers can travel to destinations serviced by the two airlines on a single ticket, with onward boarding passes and checked-through baggage to their final destinations.
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