Fiji Airways Launching Vancouver Flights

Fiji Airways has introduced that it will be launching flights to Canada, marking the carrier’s third route to continental North The united states.

Fiji Airways launches Nadi to Vancouver route

As of November 25, 2022, Fiji Airways will launch 2x weekly flights involving Nadi (NAN) and Vancouver (YVR). The route will work on Mondays and Fridays with the next agenda:

FJ880 Nadi to Vancouver departing 10:15PM arriving 1:20PM
FJ881 Vancouver to Nadi departing 9:40PM arriving 5:30AM (+2 times)

The flight addresses a distance of 5,865 miles, and is blocked at 11hr05min eastbound and 11hr50min westbound.

Fiji Airways will use an Airbus A330-200 for the company, showcasing a total of 273 seats. That involves 24 (angled) organization class seats and 249 overall economy class seats. Go through my evaluation of Fiji Airways’ A330 company class. Unfortunately the flight won’t be operated by Fiji Airways’ new A350s, which function a much enhanced small business class products.

Fiji Airways A330 business course

This will be Fiji Airways’ only route to Canada, although the airline operates to three destinations in the United States, together with Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and Honolulu (HNL).

Fiji Airways is a husband or wife of both equally Alaska Mileage System and American AAdvantage, so it should be feasible to redeem individuals mileage currencies for this provider.

I’m stunned Vancouver was picked in excess of Seattle

If Fiji Airways were to launch flights to Canada, Vancouver is the clear option. Having said that, I’m a little bit stunned the airline did not start flights to Seattle as a substitute:

  • Air Tahiti Nui not long ago introduced it would start Tahiti to Seattle flights certainly Fiji and Tahiti are fairly various marketplaces, but they are the two popular vacationer places, and the two airways offer you connectivity to other places in the South Pacific, like New Zealand
  • Fiji Airways has a partnership with Alaska Mileage Program, so Fiji Airways would have loads of feed there, whilst that will not be the case in Vancouver who knows, possibly an Air Canada Aeroplan partnership is imminent?
  • With the USD being considerably more powerful than the CAD, there’s typically appreciably additional pricing energy out of the United States rather than Canada, even although Vancouver is an affluent market place

So I do uncover this conclusion to be curious. Or it’s possible Fiji Airways specifically chose Vancouver due to the fact Air Tahiti Nui chose Seattle, recognizing that the airlines do contend in some connecting marketplaces (like Auckland).

Air Tahiti Nui is launching Seattle flights

Base line

Fiji Airways will be launching 2x weekly flights amongst Nadi and Vancouver as of late 2022, which will be the carrier’s only route to Canada. It’s excellent to see Fiji Airways grow, even though admittedly 2x weekly frequencies is very limited capability. Then all over again, for those people touring involving the two towns, this cuts journey time noticeably.

What do you make of Fiji Airways’ new Vancouver route?